My husband’s pottery is going to be displayed in an international show that will travel throughout Europe for this next year called “More Clay, Less Plastic.” This show features a selection of potters who create functional wares in response to a global dependence on plastic.
As of today, these cups are at Museo dell'Arte Fabbrile e delle Coltellerie in Italy! As it travels, I will post where they are heading!
Here is his statement for the show: To replace plastic and factory-made dishware with pottery is an essential part of creating a sustainable future for our world. That is why, in my own work, I focus on putting the earth back into people’s hands through functional, wood-fired pottery. My inspiration comes from nature and I use materials and techniques that compliment the beauty already around us.
I want people to use my pottery daily to continue the cycle that begins with sourcing natural materials and ends with enjoying a meal together. I believe that we should also engage with local artists and share in the experience of learning about the process of creating the dishes we use every day.
I am involved in nearly every aspect of the process. This includes digging clay from deposits within 200 miles of my home, making glazes from wood ash, preparing wood from dead or dying trees to be used at the kiln and taking part in community firings. As a maker of wood-fired pottery, I pay attention to the impact of my work on the planet and the power of connecting to people through functional pottery. -RG