In May 2014, I graduated from Wells College with a degree in Psychology and minors in Art and Sociology. While I enjoyed learning about psychology in the classroom at Wells, I discovered my true life’s passion in the ceramic studio. I now spend my days creating functional pottery on my potter’s wheel with my hands…and occasionally my feet!
~ Rebecca Wind
This gallery contains 21 photos.
He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. ~Clarence Budington Kelland
I was born and grew up in Tokyo, and have lived in Rochester, N.Y. since 1989 when I started potting. I worked as a market researcher and was involved with many products; foods, soft drinks, magazine, camera and so on. I learned the importance of making good products.
Why pottery? A potter, it sounds good, doesn’t it?
I dreamed of being one for a long time. I was once told not touch clay because it attracts people mysteriously, later days of Picasso, for instance. When I married and moved here, my dream was realized with my wife’s warmest support. I have had no formal pottery training except a pottery club during my university days, when I became possessed by the clay.
I love making pottery, especially functional; I call it “Zakki (a bunch of pots)”. My pots are designed to be simple, easy to handle, and go with any kind of foods at a reasonable price for you to use everyday. Japanese use many different kinds of dishes, colors and shapes, to decorate a meal and a table. Next time you cook or serve a meal, please imagine which dish sets off (cheers up) your meal.
Nanette Bergevin works mainly in stoneware but also works in terra cotta. In her studio, her vessels have a pristine elegance and a wide range of art historical associations. ” i can’t just crank out bowls for money. I spend a lot of time which each piece, because my feeling is that I’m making art, and not a line of goods.”
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Flambeaux Art Pottery
Flambeaux glazes are known for their subtle color variations, random occurrences and impressionistic appearance. This surface infuses each piece that it touches with a mystery and power that captures the unpredictability of nature.
Your imagination will find floating galaxies, frosty windows, rare gemstones or exotic flowers. No two will ever be alike. Each piece is a singular and original work of art to be enjoyed for many generations.