Inspired by a dinnerware pattern originally developed for a French restaurant, this piece captures colors of the earth, bringing them to life in a layered, textural design featuring scattered piercings, sgraffito (scratched) detail, and a multi-layered glaze finish. Made for hanging or tabletop display.
Gordon finds inspiration in his love of nature and architecture then adds his own abstract interpretation, producing painterly expressions in contemporary, wheel-thrown dinnerware, lighting pieces, and sculptural work. In addition, he creates exquisite sinks and residential pieces, now a major focus of his work. By making his own clay and glazes, Gordon invents a language all his own, conveying color and movement in every design. He now owns a clay studio, Two Rivers Studio, in Western North Carolina just 10 miles from the Cherokee Indian Reservation.
Native American influence is evident in this large ceramic platter in earthy neutrals and blues. The “feathered” textural pattern with its focal-point center creates a dreamcatcher-like quality. Designed for wall display or stand, it captures the eye wherever it is placed.
Ryan Greenheck received a Bachelor of Fine Arts
degree as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from
The University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2002. He also
received his Master of Fine Arts degree from SUNY
College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2004.
Strongly defined structure, composition, and space
define the framework of Ryan’s vessels. Repeated
patterns accentuate the volume in his pieces while
sensitivity to the glazing process preserves their
essence. Ryan has participated in numerous national
juried exhibitions and invitational shows since 2000,
and his work is represented in galleries throughout the
country. Ryan is a practicing studio potter and lecturer
at the University of Pennsylvania.
Thrown Pottery / Horsehair Firing / Wood Accents
Small Jar - 9"H x 7"W
Medium Jar - 14"H x 6"W
Large Jar - 14"H x 10"W
Inspired by Japanese pottery and thrown in the traditional method, these jars take on a particular mystique via the delicate, fired-horsehair detail and beautiful coloring that appears pink or grey depending on the lighting. Carefully chosen wood elements add a winged spirit to jar lids.
Small Jar - $250
Medium Jar - $500
Large Jar - $1000
As a cancer survivor, Annie Brooks’ passionate embrace of life is seen in the vibrant hues and bold-yet-delicate patterns of her work. Her creations channel a love of the natural world, in particular the wide skies and wild crags of the Colorado mountains where she’s lived since 1975. The work of Japanese potter, Soji Hamada, has also been a deep influence on her work. Each piece is painstakingly burnished by hand then, once fired, horsehair is immediately placed on the piece to create the design. Pieces of glass, or wood collected on mountain hikes often accent her work.