"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:
Welcome! Steve and I wanted to show you our current work in a more spontaneous way. For those of you who have been collecting our work, this will add some depth to our connection. For those of you just finding us, we hope this will inspire you. Please feel free to post comments or contact us directly at 845.246.6952
We have been studio potters since 1973 and started working in the Arts and Crafts Style in 1997.
Inspired by the original Arts and Crafts Movement 1890-1910, we make both Classic Arts and Crafts pottery and a wide variety of our own designs. Each pot is thrown on the potter's wheel by Steve out of stoneware clay and then sculpted individually by either Steve or Cherie. After drying, they are fired to a bisque temperature before glazing and then fired to over 2200 degrees Fahrenheit. All vases are water tight and can be used for fresh flowers. They are NOT food safe.
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Steve's handbuilt vase 1974
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