Will is striving to create beautiful pieces of art that are also usable on a daily basis. The idea is that if you are pouring tea out of a handmade teapot into a thought out mug, you will be able to taste and feel the difference of your tea. It amplifies the taste and smell of whatever you are going to enjoy, if that is a bowl of soup or a cup of coffee. As far as forms are concerned, Will seems to have a strange obsession with teapots which very in size from one person to ten person. That is not his only focus, for he creates all of the “normal” ceramic objects as well from bowls to plates. Once created, he focuses on Soda and Wood firings, which creates a unique surface that is nearly impossible to duplicate exactly.
50 Bell Hill Rd. • Washington, CT 06793
Cone 6 – functional and sculptural pots, made of porcelain and stoneware clays.
8 Landmark Lane • Kent, CT 06757
Over 35 years ago I walked into the ceramics room. This day would change my life. Working in clay keeps me calm. It is how I process life. As the seasons change, so does my inspiration – quiet times I hold for sculpture, active times I find myself creating vessels for food and garden adornment. I enjoy working in a variety of clays and firing in different kilns. This piece was fired In Joy Brown’s anagama kiln, the patina you see is the kiss of fire and ash.
Deb will be Joy’s guest at Joy Brown’s Studio.
463 Segar Mt Rd • South Kent, CT 06785
I grew up in the suburbs of Nagoya in Japan where has a long history of ceramics. I started taking classes and working with clay since I moved to the U.S. in 2003. Working with clay and people have encouraged me in many ways and enriched my life. Some of my pieces are fired in the anagama kiln at Joy Brown’s.
Naoko will be Joy’s guest at Joy Brown’s Studio.
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
The pots I make are useful pots: dishes, things to serve and hold food. But holding food is not what makes them useful. The most important task of a useful pot is to generate caring. Most of modern life does not generate this emotion. Things many of us think of as useful or even essential – cell phones, automobiles, computers, fast food, microwaves – don’t generate real caring at all. We could live very well without many of these things. But we can’t live good lives at all if we are callous and uncaring. Being indifferent, unconscious, unawake is not something that you can turn on and off at will. We must either find ways of living that encourage awareness or face a loss of sensibility that is likely to seep into all areas of our lives.
54 Sharon Goshen Turnpike, West Cornwall, CT 06796
Montgomery Pottery at Webatuck Craft Village
17 Dog Tail Corners Rd • Wingdale, NY 12594
The village, founded in 1747 is set on the 10 Mile River a few miles from the Appalachian trail. With only a few shops, it still has many great old buildings, including an old copper knocker shop. Drew produces decorative and functional stoneware, Raku, Pit-fired and horse hair pottery. Classes and workshops are also offered.