Nate Evans and Hallie Hite
These artist look to folk traditions from the United States and all over the world for inspiration, but strive to create affordable, well-made pottery that is uniquely Midwestern. Many of the clays and glaze materials are indigenous to the region and have not been commercially refined. This not only gives the pots a character all their own, but also a sense of place. Prices range from $10 to $75.
Natural Elements (Christy Knox)
“I have lived among the woods of Western Massachusetts for almost twenty years. Over that time I have tended a large and rather miraculous garden. Each day while walking to my studio I look across the yard, seeing shapes and colors of every season. I find myself constantly awe-struck by that visual interplay of color, texture, pattern and natural form. This experience is ever changing, fleeting, and unique.
As a potter, I take great joy in creating a form, composing a surface, juxtaposing those same elements. I rejoice in challenging my own artistic vision and technique. Whether the surface becomes the wall of a vessel, the finial for a teapot cap, or the foot of a bowl, I use the clay as the medium for expressing that uniqueness, attempting to capture and reflect a particular moment in time.
Part of the true joy of creating functional art is in the handling and daily interaction with a finished piece of pottery. It is my hope that each piece carries to you a part of that joy, bringing it into your home and into your life!”