Nathan Bray is one of my favorite potters. I first saw his work when I was chair of the Teabowl National. He was in the show several times! I have ordered from him several times, too. He creates beautiful forms with really tasty underglaze techniques. Check him & his work out on the WEB addys below...
I am determined to have more of a presence in the Art world. I have joined 'Artists Sunday' and 'Kansas City Artists Coalition'. I am also working on NEW vessels for ArtsKC Winter Market. Dates, times and location to follow!
Reorganizing my clay files & found these fine old pots. This was my second foray into 'art fair' pottery. This is about 2002-2004. These pots are mid-range porcelain, pieces cut out, stamped with patterns & assembled. After bisque the stamped areas were filled with cool colored slips which were wiped off. Glazed was applied over the stamped areas (and inside for functionality) & wiped off to reveal the vitrified clay surface. They were fired to ^6.
I just met a new potter friend through a phone call about Teabowl National 2020. I answered a few questions about TBN and she mentioned a potter friend of mine at 323 Clay in Independence. I found out she lives in Kansas City! She's "been a full-time working artist for over 25 years, firstly on the British Channel Island of Jersey [& now in] Kansas City, Missouri." "She create s one-off figurative, sculptural pieces as well as a range of functional pottery in porcelain. All of her functional tableware is thrown on a wheel, trimmed & altered. Using a lithograph process she prints images which are taken from a collection of antique photographs with additional lines, drawing and painting. In her sculptural work she infuses each piece with energy and emotion. Find out more about Theresa & her work at: jhousestudio.com
I gotta say these are so yummy, especially those first two pieces I discovered Eric's work while perusing 'Artful Home'. I LURVE me some texture & pattern and Eric' work is FAB-U-LOUS! They are primarily hand built with a modified pinch-method of construction. "Small dabs of clay are added one by one until the form is complete. This technique is slow, tranquil, and meditative, allowing the spirit of the form to evolve over a period of time. I think of my works as reflecting a spiritual resonance that spans from ancestral musings to organic contemporary." [Eric's website" Check out more of Eric's work, including his architectural works @ ericpilhofer.com/