Mea Rhee

Silver Spring, MD

I am guided by my Korean heritage, Maryland upbringing, and graphic design education. I care deeply about functional designs, always thinking about the balance and movement of my pots in action. My work has a minimal and rustic style, meant to appeal to those who appreciate the natural world.

Elizabeth Pechacek

Minneapolis, MN

My work is primarily concerned with the making of meaningful objects. I am fascinated by the burst of energy that finds a new form, and inspired by the calm obsession required to winnow that shape into the most ideal proportions. I then apply color and line to the surface of an object in a playful re-examination of the original idea. I use this process of invention, perfection and appraisal to charge a cup, bowl, or sculpture with a vibration which can create a positive disruption in usual patterns of living. If I can create and share something unexpected through this exploration, then I feel that my objects can be of use.

Meg Oliver & Lucie Piedra

Catskill, NY

After working individually as a potter and a sculptor for many years, we joined forces in September 2011 to collaborate on a line of modern pottery that would be both sculptural and functional. We begin the design process with the function of each piece in mind, finding inspiration from traveling, hiking, gardening, eating and most of all the incredible landscape of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. Every piece is designed, made, glazed and fired by us in our store-front studio.

Jennifer McCurdy

Vineyard Haven, MA

I use a translucent porcelain body because it has a beautiful surface. It can convey the qualities of light and shadow that I wish to express. After I throw my vessel on the potter's wheel, I alter the form to set up a movement of soft shadow. When the porcelain is leather hard, I carve patterns to add energy and counterpoint. Some of the finished pieces hold elusive glimpses of the balance between the convex and the concave, and light absorbed and reflected. I marry the fine porcelain with the ancient art of gilding. The 23 carat gold leaf illumines the interior of the vessel, to reveal new curves and patterns

Kreg McCune

Seal Cove, ME

As a respectful steward of the natural world I bring to my work a sensibility toward the simple, timeless and artful lines and tones that reconnect us to the planet and our common human heritage. I strive to craft functional pots that are beautiful both alone and in combination with one another. I hold a deep belief that in our age of mass production, it is both radical and deeply important to use objects envisioned and created by human hands as part of our most basic and fundamental aspects of daily life.

Roberta Massuch

Philadelphia, PA

I create functional pottery that is minimalist, useful, and that instills curiosity in an effort to connect to the user and the home it enters. William Morris said have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful. It is important to me that truth in materials is maintained in my work. This tenet of modern architecture, asserting that any material should be used only where it is most appropriate and its nature should not be hidden, is essential and visible in my work. Architectural, yet soft and inviting, the cups and bowls I make are asking to be held, to be touched, to be used.

Cliff Lee

Stevens, PA

I work on a potter's wheel with translucent porcelain. I will then carve, apply, alter or sculpt the porcelain to obtain the desired form. I use a gas kiln to high fire monochrome reduction glazes.

Lynda Ladwig

Lafayette, CO

My career with clay has been a relatively short one but the act of creating and capturing volume has been a long one, thirty years as an architectural designer. I hand build from slabs of porcelain clay. I create series of functional pieces: trays, ewers and vessels. The majority of these pieces are comprised of two slabs of clay joined at the edges leaving a pocket of volume inside. Most all of these pieces employ the use of slip (liquid clay) in in either black or white. Designs are created through different methods: sgrafitto, paper stencil, and texture.

Ahrong Kim

Brooklyn, NY

My work is based on psychological observations that are representative of voices we all hear inside. I make ceramic figurative sculptures that describe emotions from my life as a diary. By exploring expressive possibilities of my visual language, the figurative form and its multi-colored surfaces reveal the abstracted version of my interiority. Through my works, I aim to express the topic of emotions outwardly by attempting to describe a various range of psychological states existing in our environment with visual formation of colors and figurative form.

Ani Kasten

Shafer, MN

I create one-of-a-kind and small groupings of sculptural vessels that explore the meeting point between the natural and man-made worlds. The forms integrate these divergent sensibilities into a composed landscape, such as a stand of bamboo-like, truncated cylinders, perforated with windows to look like corroded skyscrapers, or a simple form such as a sphere, marked on its surface with an off-center, wandering imprint, like bird tracks in the sand. As creative expressions of form, movement and texture, my work embodies a modern, minimal aesthetic while reminding one of a natural or ancient object exposed to the rigors of time.

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