Bennett Bean was one of the most notable American potters to come out of the 1960s. Best known for his pit fired vessels, he continues to create art work in a variety of materials from his studio in New Jersey. Coming from a fine arts background with a focus on painting and sculpture, Bennett soon found himself in the mid-60s focusing on clay. Read More
As has been our tradition at this time of year, Jim and I wanted to share our favorite mugs with you. These are not new mugs you are looking at or mugs you could buy in a store today, but mugs we have been living with for many years now.
“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...