The following collections represent my current pottery collections. Each collection describes not only the stoneware clay body used, as well as the lead-free dinnerware/food safe glazes used in each group, but also the story behind the color collection, the color story. All of the pottery in these color-story collections is dishwasher safe and microwavable.
The Grecian Hillside collection is made with speckled brown or dark brown stoneware and has a matte surface of soft earthy green with hand painted red orange and subtle black accents. It reminds me of a summer long ago, standing in the dry oppressive heat on the hillside at Delphi and gazing out one hazy summer day over the soft green hills of Grecian hillside.
The River Deep collection is made with dark brown stoneware with rich blue and deep amber, and some items with red accents contrasted with a creamy white patterned detail. This color story comes from a trip to St. Paul several years ago. I remember walking along the Mississippi river front, taking in the surging force and magnitude of all that water, contrasted against the aging red brick of those once abandoned buildings that had long witnessed the power of that mighty waterway.
The Rustic Earth is a newer collection that is meant to complement the River Deep collection and consists of hand-built accent pieces from clay slabs, using dark brown stoneware with creamy white details and the occasional, and sometimes subtle, color accents.
The Painted Desert collection is made with dark brown stoneware and finished with deep mauve and creamy white glazes with detailed accents of green and black. The dramatic color contrast of these glazes – unique in application to each item – represents shifting sands and vibrant sunsets, while tiny green and black details populate each painted desert ‘landscape’.
New Collection – The Under the Sea collection is made with dark brown or speckled brown stoneware clay with a mid-fire range green patina glaze.