“I first touched clay at age 40 and knew immediately that I had been a potter all along. I love to make pots! For me, the joy and the challenge comes from making things that will become an intimate part of the daily lives of others – pots that will be held, eaten from, poured from, sipped or even licked from. For me the making of pots is a way to celebrate the mundane rituals of daily life and to make them holy.”
Summer is a great time to visit the Hudson River Valley in beautiful New York State! Between shows and family get-togethers we hope you will consider making a trip to visit your friends at Bailey Pottery Equipment.
Val Cushing was one of the most respected and influential ceramic teachers of the 20th Century. He was born in Rochester, New York in 1931 and died in 2013 at the age of 82. Both his teaching and his own education revolved around the famous ceramic college, Alfred University. Read more...
"I enjoy making pottery because it comes from inside," Lucy Lewis told The LA Times in 1984, speaking in Keresan, her tribal language.
"To create compelling pots one has to dig deep within yourself. You have to notice what you notice in the world around you. Notice what moves you. It's a question of making your thoughts and feelings real. It can be so easy to fall back on some conventional tropes. In the end, as cliché as it may sound, the artist has to follow their muses..."