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surfing with helen bates - december 23, 2006 - all usa

updated tue 26 dec 06


Helen Bates on sun 24 dec 06

Hello Surfing fans...

Here's a list of sites for several potters, including the late Christine
Federighi and Folk Potter W J "Bill" Gordy, and Professor Bill Stewart
of New York State.

Kicki Masthem (Portland, OR, USA)
("Clay figures [that] explore gesture as a means of expression where
everyday actions inform [the artist's] work)

Christine Federighi (FL, USA) (d. 18 Nov. 2006)

Kim Dryden (Asheville and Waynesville, NC, USA)
(thrown and altered functional pottery finished with three to four
layers of glazes beginning with sprayed Shino, plus airbrushed accent
glazes and loose brush strokes)

John Shedd (John Shedd Designs) (Rocky Hill, NJ, USA)
(Specialises in strong design and glazes for his functional porcelain
production pottery) (Has posted to Clayart - )

W J "Bill" Gordy (1910-1993) (Hancock County, GA, USA)
(Descended from Scottish potters originally settled in Virginia.)
(Brother D. X. Gordy's apprentice's "Monkey" jug, salt glaze and Albany
slip. A type of water jug for field use, the monkey jug harks back to
Africa and Mediterranean Europe. ) (D. X. Gordy built and operated
Westville Pottery, which he modeled on the shops of Jugtown, where his
father (W. T. B. Gordy) was raised.) (Part 1) (Part 2)
(Story of W.T .B . Gordy and his Georgia pottery)

William Shinn (Santa Maria, CA, USA) (PDF)
(The last [PDF] link is to an illustrated Article by Bill Shinn
originally appearing in PMI. It has many examples of rolling stamps
with carved or impressed textures.

Bill Stewart, (Brockport / Spencerport, NY, USA)
(retired Professor of Art at SUNY Brockport)
(Images are compressed - in Mozilla browser you can right click and
"view image" to see the larger version)
("the Elders"... ten foot tall clay creatures by Bill Stewart, 1989)
National Juried Exhibition of Outdoor Sculpture, 2005, Owensboro, KY

Peg Malloy (Carbondale, CO, USA)
(functional, wood-fired ceramic pieces - her pulled handles on her jugs
are most graceful.)

Merry Christmas, etc. :)

Helen Bates
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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