Andrea Dana McCullough
Mary Gates Dewey
Steve Frederick & Cherie Jemsek
Pacific Blue Tile
Suzy Siegele & Michael Haley
Vincent & Carol Tolpo
Bill Campbell /Porcelain Vase
Bill has been a potter for over 30 years. Across the country, his porcelain is admired for its spectacular color and elegant, crisp forms--each piece maintaining some of the energy of its creator. When designing pots, he is always aware of the possibilities and limitations of the wonderful/dreadful layered glaze he employs. He says it is like an enigmatic mistress, very fussy about the body it resides upon. It often crawls, blisters and crazes and the color isnít always reliable.
Though demanding, it is however, just too vibrant and exciting to simply dismiss as too troublesome. This means that everything must be technically perfect in order to achieve its full potential. Because Bill refuses to compromise in these processes, he has had to learn clay production and firing techniques that are not used in most studio potteries.
Tim Christensen /Carved Porcelain
One of the unifying things about artists in northern New England is our strong connection to the environment in which we all work. I like to explore this connection.
By working in black and white, with minimal color, I am able to invoke another world where humans are not dominant, but are shadows of the creatures I create. I hope viewers will see the challenges of community in my chickens, the draw of spirituality in my crows, and have a greater understanding of hierarchy through my owls. I want the viewer to recognize the similarities between settings constructed around my sculptures and the environments that humans have chosen to create for them selves.
Andrea Dana-McCullough /Carved Porcelain
Andrea is a potter/teacher who produces one of a kind functional work. Each wheel thrown porcelain piece is unique. When her ware is leather hard, she applies an engobe to the surface and carves them free hand using a technique similar to wood cuts. Andreaís designs are inspired by Art Deco, Art Nouveau, ancient designs from around the world, as well as nature. All ware is food safe as well as dishwasher safe.
Andrea used to live nearby in Stow Massachusetts but now resides in California.
David Voll /Stoneware Bowl
Since David first began to experiment with the clay that he found in the sandy soil near his childhood home in New Jersey, pottery has been a part of his life. Building his first potterís wheel out of leftover metal and wooden parts in high school shop class, David was able to get a taste of his future career.
For over 30 years, David has made his living selling handcrafted pottery to galleries throughout the country. Currently featured in over 50 galleries, he has established a reputation for using local clays and glaze materials.
Over the years, Davidís work has been shown at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, Galleries Lafayette in Paris, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Zona in Tokyo.
Nancy Craemer/Porcelain Environment
Nancy is celebrating her 25th year as a full-time potter. She has a Master
of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts. She started her
career as a printmaker but soon realized that she attained more fulfillment
and self-expression by working with the unlimited possibilities, pliable
nature and sensual qualities of clay. She has a great attraction to color
and animal subject matter. She works alone in her studio but is very
connected through her network of friends. Nancy's loving and supportive
nature comes through in the charming and warm pieces she creates.
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