Fall Sale at Sunrise Pottery in Sunrise, Minnesota
October 5, 6, & 7 - 2018
Early October is the remarkable fall color time at our home in Sunrise, Minnesota.
Join us this October in welcoming our four distinguished guest potters: Jeff Oestreich, Ernest Miller, Joe Singewald and Karin Kraemer. As you travel to and from Sunrise, you will have a chance to enjoy the beauty of autumn, and you will be pleased to discover all of our newest stoneware and porcelain pottery.
Guest Potters for the 2018 Fall Sale at Sunrise Pottery, MN
A majority of my work is intended for daily use, although some pieces challenge the notion of function and find their place in a more formal setting. With this in mind, thought is given to weight, balance and access. My passion is in the geometric, playful forms and patterns of Art Deco architecture, softened by the action of the flame and vapor of the soda firing process.
As a maker inspiration comes from field landscape, farm implements, and architectural features such as barns found in the Midwest as starting points for ceramic vessels and glaze surfaces. Observations of source material may be interpreted literally or sometimes abstracted using elements to complement functional or sculptural forms. Growing up on a farm in Southern Illinois instilled the virtues of utility, where the everyday use of a tool or piece of equipment was relied upon. Now residing several years in Minneapolis, Minnesota I have been seeking a way to bridge the creative space between “urban” and “rural” with inspired designs and reliable functional ceramics for the home.
I am a potter because I love using pots. My cupboards are filled with stacks of plates and cups, mugs and bowls. Some of this collection I have made, but most were unpacked from other potter’s kilns. When I eat or drink from these vessels, I can’t help but be inspired.
I am a potter because I love making pots. I choose to hand build and wheel build utilitarian pottery with hopes my ceramic interpretations will create an aesthetic attraction in the eyes and hands of others.
I love being part of a long line of potters that have reflected our cultures through the pots we use. I want to participate in real life by supplying art for the table. Sharing food and appreciating what we have in this life is being human; potters do it with art.
I make Maiolica functional pots and tiles that are meant to celebrate the day and are decorated with colorful, loose brushwork. I draw from every day scenes and objects for my imagery. Capturing the color and movement of the moment is my aim…whether it’s the flowers in my garden trembling in a slight breeze, or playing with the patterns found in nature.
ALSO: Matt Krousey will be welcoming visitors to his fall sale with guest potters:
Bob Briscoe, Jo Severson, Adam Gruetzmacher and Hironobu Nishitateno in nearby Stark, MN: