A Day With Ryan Greenheck

We spent a few hours with Ryan Greenheck to learn a little more about his craft and the process that goes into each one of his intricate ceramic designs.

Michael Wainwright

Great Barrington

With a successful career in the tabletop industry, I have been able to return to my sculptural roots, and make art again. Notably, Lady Gaga has bought one of my historic domes, and the Wynn in Vegas has been successful in selling them as well. All pieces are porcelain finished with 24k gold or platinum, and made by me in my studio in Great Barrington, MA.
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Teresa Chang

Philadelphia, PA

Functional craft can bring great satisfaction and beauty to everyday life. As a practical potter who loves food, my passion for tableware is natural. I credit many influences for my design sensibilities: early Korean and Japanese pottery, my architectural studies, and an appreciation for simplicity instilled by my mother. All work is made of porcelain clay thrown on the potter's wheel.
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Nina Bernardi

Roswell, GA

The dynamic interaction between glass and clay, water and earth... I have been working on ceramics for more than twenty years, opening my first studio in 1993. Currently I have my studio in my Southern home, where I work mainly in the refinement of the technique that I have been developing for years, the combination of ceramics with fused glass. The result is an extreme range of colors, from bright orange to earthy brown, the contrast between the depth and transparency of a blue pool of glass and the hard and stony surface of the clay, reminders of some ancient civilization. Having been raised in a culture where color is an expression of the picturesque environment, my work is a mixture of vivid tropical colors, memories of my childhood, the translucency of the Caribbean sea and a deep influence of the native pre-Columbian cultures. My work speaks of ingenuity, happiness, the dreams and pleasant memories of a remote childhood and an infinite number of already-told stories.
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Jonathan White

South Portland, ME

I see beauty in both natural and industrial objects. A steel mill furnace being reclaimed by rust is as pleasing to me as the first fiddleheads of spring pushing from the ground. Form and function dictates their existence and it is happenstance that we find either beautiful or plain to behold. I look closely at these structures and imagine how I can translate elements to my sculptural vessels. I hand build or throw each piece depending upon its scale and form. I seek a harmony between function and ornament to transform the vessel into a sculptural object. As I create each piece, I am keeping in mind my rich, flowing- matte glazes that will enhance its form and surface. I never tire of experimenting with form and surface.
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Melissa Weiss

Asheville, NC

I make simple clay objects intended for use in one’s simple habits of eating, drinking, serving, and holding. These objects have a life to them, a raw yet tamed look not out of place in the natural world. I strive for my pots to hold balance in a place of primitive, modern, and timeless aesthetics. To me, these pots have a melancholy presence that feels light. My process intensive work is made from hand dug clay to create a rich wild clay body that is apparent in the final pot. My pots reflect myself, my own conversation with the timeless medium of clay.
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Judit Varga

Rockville, MD

2016 Excellence in Clay

Finding the perfect balance between shape, color, surface and structure is always a challenge. The mere existence of this powerful energy makes it so appealing to me to work with clay. My work has a strong connection with nature and its organic structures which is built upon. My inspiration comes from small artifacts I collect. These fragile imprints of nature provide me with rich visual vocabulary, endless shapes and colors.
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Candone Wharton

LAKE MARY, FL

One of a kind, hand carved and coiled ceramics. I make a long strip of clay, carve or texture the surface, then roll it into a hollow coil and build it up to create the piece. The inside and the outside of the piece is the same. The piece is made from a black or brown stoneware clay body, unglazed and fired to cone 5.
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Ikuzi Teraki & Jeanne Bisson

WASHINGTON, VT

Utilitarian porcelain tableware and sculptural vase forms and wall pieces. Innovative oxide slips and clear glaze application allows beauty to also be a function of our creations. The work is thrown, slab or hand built. The motivating concept is function and creative drama in color, texture, form and weight. Mindful creations for mindful consumption.
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Judi Tavill

Rumson, NJ

Coastal discoveries, woodland finds, and lush flora influence my creative process. Nature's designs and patterns establish a rich foundation for my studio practice. I feel drawn to clay as a medium because of its unique malleability which allows surface and structure to meld together in the creation of a piece. I begin by throwing stoneware clay on the pottery wheel or hand building a piece. I carve and then add white porcelain slip to the surface and proceed to smooth and texture through this skin by hand. After bisque firing, clear glaze is applied discriminately to the surface, creating a subtle glisten, reminiscent of a sea or rain splash as it emerges from the glaze firing.
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