"The chief source of art is man's pleasure in his daily work, which expresses itself and is embodied in that art itself."
William Morris (1834-1896)

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Way back when, Steve attended a workshop at the Kohler factories in Sheboygan, WI. The Kohler family has supported the Arts in major ways. One way is their beautiful gallery, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and another is their commitment to providing an interactive exchange of ideas and techniques between the factory workers and artists, The Clay from Molds Workshops. Studying under the example and direction of Richard Notkin and Jack Earl, Steve gained the technical ability to make his own plaster molds and nurtured his creative ability to use a mass production technique as a means rather than an end.
Our web page Showroom in the 'Prairie' style shows the results. Here's how:

Assembling the handles
Almost done...

Did you say that casting cuts down the work time?

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful work, and fascinating to see the progression. Lovely blog -

    Susan (also Marlene)