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surfing with helen bates - february 16 2006 - usa, netherlands, uk,

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Helen Bates on thu 16 feb 06


Surfing with Helen Bates - February 16 2006 - USA, Netherlands, UK,

Charles Grosjean (Hog Bay Pottery) (Franklin, ME, USA)
(Long-experienced functional potter with a good feel for traditional
stoneware forms, working in reduction gas fire and more recently in
wood-fire to cone 11) (Member of the Maine Crafts Guild)

David Salk (Salks Pottery) (Berks County, PA, USA)
(Very good handthrown miniature jugs, pitchers and traditional Early
American folk art vessels, most of which ranges from 2 to 4 inches in

John Nuttgens (Wiveliscomb, Somerset, England, UK)

(Nuttgens has worked in a number of studios in the UK and France. He
is currently making smoke fired ceramics using terra sigillata slips.)
("Among the many preoccupations of John's work is the desire to
contrast extremes - hard and soft lines; the random smoke patterning
set against a rigid line; deep soft black set against a bright orange
Terra Sigillata.")

Rita van der Vegt (Netherlands) (Dutch Language)
(Rough-textured clay sculptures, mainly non-representational, and often
monumnetal in size) (Pages scroll to the side.)

Miyajima Masayuki and Darice Veri (Mashiko, Japan)
M.M. on the Washington U., St. Louis galleries site:
(A potter in the "Mingei" tradition, Masayuki Miyajima apprenticed with
Shimaoka for five years. His wife Darice Veri, is a native of Ohio who
moved to Mashiko in 1982 "to pursue her interest in Hamada's pottery.
She and Miyajima now have their own kiln in the area.")


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Helen Bates (Belleville, Ontario, Canada)
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