Join us on the first annual road tour of 15 of the great clay studios, featuring 18 artists, in and around Litchfield County at the start of the leaf color season. We are part of American Craft Week, a nationwide celebration of American craft and all it creates: jobs, vibrant communities, economic growth, an exceptional national heritage and a beautiful aesthetic for our homes and public places.
Come and say you were there at the very inception of a tradition!
15 Studios • 18 Artists
You can print a general map (above), depicting where all 15 studios are located. Just drag the map onto your desktop and print. Each individual has a map link attached as well. When you are in the area of the artist, look for the “ClayWay” signs and you will be directed towards their studio.
For a brochure with a map and a list of participating artists, including their contact information, please email Linda Boston at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your address. We’ll send one right away.
With clay, I try to create the effects of intimacy and vastness through the use of fragmentation. Small surface elements draw the viewer into a larger context where hundreds of parts interact to form a whole. Marks of color, texture and layers of powdered ceramic stain are revealed as finished surfaces after the firing. As I choose powders of one imagined hue to mingle with another, I know that every bit of pigment, though hidden in the powdered mixture, will affect the whole. Results of this initial process become the chaos of fragments from which I work. Each element becomes a discovery.
175 Weewaka Brook Road • Bridgewater, CT
Christine Owen makes pottery and sculpture informed by historic tin ware, Japanese functional pottery and the tactile experience of working with clay. The details in her work reference the rigid processes of tin-smithing and yet the soft nature of clay coupled with the wood firing process results in warm, welcoming work.
240 Cornwall Rd. • Warren, CT 06754
Classically styled functional and decorative ceramics.
17 Dog Tail Corners Rd • Wingdale, NY 12594
In 1974 we built our 35 foot long woodfired tube kiln based on a design that dates back to 10th century China. Visit our workshop and watch the potters as they work at the wheel producing the variety of wares that fill this kiln. We always welcome visitors with tours through our intriguing workspace. Spend some time with us, ask us some questions, and get a taste of the potter’s life and art.
Cornwall Bridge Pottery
69 Kent Road South • Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754
I strive to achieve a lighthearted meld of human forms, animals and the vessel. These anthropomorphic figures are developed by hand building or throwing and altering the clay. All of my work is either wood or soda fired to cone 10. The atmosphere of the soda, fire and ash contribute to the spontaneous and unpredictable finish which gives the pieces a primitive, elemental look.
48 Stone Fences Lane* • South Kent, CT 06785
*(may be spelled “StoneFences” for GPS)
My ceramic sculpture is influenced by nature: its forms and textures, but more the essence and timelessness of it. The work is created by hand and/or wheel, whatever will achieve that timeless sense of form. It is fired to stoneware temperature in a gas or wood kiln in a reduction atmosphere with or without glaze.
41 Sprain Brook Rd. • Woodbury, CT 06798