Pottery Gallery

Here are a few recent things.  For more of the latest and greatest, follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

Charger, Geometric Checkered ItalianateVase, Two ToneRound Plate, Spiral

 

 

Coffee Pot, wood salt

Fruit Stand, Oak Leaves

 

Care  and Use

  • Food Safe
  • Oven proof
  • Microwaveable
  • Handle with care
  • Coasters recommended.

A note on terms such as “interpretation,” and “inspiration,” and “style.”

“Style” in ceramics can be understood as a collection of characteristics across a range of items, historically recognized by geographical considerations or among like-minded communities.  A “style” becomes a “tradition” when embraced by succeeding generations of makers.  The information shared is as important as the individuals involved in this process.

The challenge – and fun – of making traditional pottery is learning the vocabulary and history of a particular pottery style, and then accepting these as guidelines for exploring, honoring, and expanding that style by adding my voice to the conversation.

Making this type of pottery is not just about the forms alone.  It’s about the history of artistic expression across communal and global levels, and what that story continues to offer us today.  Because today’s artists have such ease of access to the world’s entire cultural heritage for use as inspiration we have a responsibility to this heritage.  Working with traditional pottery is a two way street between the maker and the work itself, where the style is a co-equal partner in the overall enterprise.

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