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surfing with helen bates - march 4th., 2005 - usa

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Helen Bates on fri 4 mar 05

Surfing with Helen Bates - March 4th., 2005 - USA

The Best of Missouri Hands (juried artists) (Columbia, MO, USA)
Click "Artisans" then "Clay & Sculpture" for ceramic artists:
Martha Aldridge, Serena Kiefer Boschert, Amber Bradshaw, Jim & Melissa
Hogenson, Al & Kristin Clement, James Phillips, Tammy Clark, J. Marvin
Crozier, Sandy Schulz, Jeff Walker, Erin Garrison, Desiree Young, Joyce
Kimball, Janice Lackey, Sam & Christi McPeak, John Preus, Sandra
Mullins, Bari Precious Hill, Elizabeth Ritter, Jeanne Scott, Mark &
Patricia Sheppard, Brent Skinner, Jerry & Lois Gress Neal. Some of
these people have their own websites as well. I especially, enjoyed
the work of John Preus, Assistant Professor of Art, Missouri Valley
College, Marshall, MO, who earned an MFA in 1992 after having worked as
a studio potter since 1974:

Kay Austen (Glacier Gallery Pottery) (Whistler, BC, Canada)
A traditional thrower with good design of forms, and well-controlled
glazing. By the way, she and her husband run an adventure B&B in the
Mt. Garibaldi area and run expeditions locally and around the world in
mountain-climbing, hiking, and other sports.

Lin Myerson (Lins Ceramics) (Ventura, CA, USA)
Makes unique, or "one-off" wheel thrown, coil or slab built stoneware
or porcelain functional pieces. (Myerson studied glaze development in
the studio of Vivika & Otto Heino.)

Salmon Falls Stoneware (Dover NH, USA)
A small production pottery making straight-forward, functional
salt-glazed stoneware with underglaze decorations. The pottery has a
small website of its own:

Suzanne Crane (Mud Dauber Pottery) (Earlysville, VA, USA)
Makes textured, decorated, two or three-toned stoneware pottery.

Yih-Wen Kuo (Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, USA)
Yih-Wen is Associate Professor at NIU DeKalb. He works in abstacted
sculptural forms which acknowledge but do no emulate the vessel.


Helen Bates
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
E-mail: nelbanell at yahoo dot ca
Clayarters' Websites:
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