Artist Profile: Vivian Whitcomb

I became interested in ceramics through frequent visits, as a child and young person, to the Asian Art collection at the de Young Museum, in San Francisco. I came to marvel that many of the pieces in the Japanese collection had grace and simplicity combined with great movement and dynamism. I came to work in clay myself. Currently I have been exploring surface design through slip trailing. I like the way it imparts a tactile sense to the work. I have been developing a line of glazes that works well with this technique and lets the slip designs shine through it.

Artist Profile: Debra Moriarty

My work is primarily wheel thrown and hand altered pots. I refer to them as vessels, so they can be enjoyed in any function so desired. My work reflects my philosophy to keep moving and growing – spiritually, physically, emotionally, intellectually and I pray to God that the work gives people joy, happiness and/or a good laugh.

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Artist Profile: Ellen Blomgren

Ceramic Sculptor

My inspiration comes from my love of wildlife and nature. I use the ceramics medium to tell a story. As I mold the clay into the form I’m trying to achieve, a story evolves embellished with texture, color and detail. I hope to stir a feeling that these creatures could come to life and play with you.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
www.EllenBlomgren.com

Working and teaching studio:
www.MudstoneStudios.com

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Artist Profile: Carol Riley

Artisan /Maker

I have always been delighted by beautiful fabrics and yarns … I am a bit of an obsessed collector . I love to make practical unique wearable art.. by reusing, reclaiming and recycling most of my materials, my studio is chock full of all kinds of fabric, trims and yarn …

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
www.bristol-cottage.com

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Artist Profile: Richard Bradley

I’ve always had a fascination, as far back as I remember, with jewelry and all things sparkly. In my teenage years I started collecting vintage costume jewelry and my natural inclination was to explore how and where such beautiful objects were made. From working in design houses that opened in the 1930’s and 40’s I learned many of the old and lost techniques from some of the industries “old timers”. Today I’m a 10+ year veteran jewelry designer who enjoys inspiring others as well as exploring my own creative venues. Please note, my pieces are one of a kind so the items shown on this page may be subject to previous sale.

Richard Bradley
My Pink Planet
Providence RI

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
https://mypinkplanet.wordpress.com/about/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyPinkPlanet
https://www.facebook.com/My-Pink-Planet-289710424386000/

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Artist Profile: Andrew Nasser

Andrew Nasser was born and raised in Fall River, MA, and has been working as a potter for the last two years in Warren, RI under the guise, Nasseramics. He primarily produces drinkware, dinnerware, and some decor. He prefers simple glazing techniques and lightly textured forms that interact in interesting ways. Being a full time graphic designer, he enjoys incorporating typography into his work as well. Each of his pieces has unique sayings on the foot ring, which makes it an experience for viewers to try to find one that resonates with their personality. His goal is not simply to create simple mugs and bowls that have one function, but something that can be a conversation starter.

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Contact via email
Instagram: @nasseramics
www.facebook.com/nasseramics

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Artist Profile: Holly Dirks

Originally hailing from the Pacific Northwest and now residing in Tiverton, RI I tend to incorporate elements of the ocean and farmland into my pottery. I have developed many of my own unique glazes that reflect the colors and feelings that are evoked in me while being surrounded by the water and land.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact via email
instagram.com/hldirksendeavors

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Coming soon: Segmented fish, horseshoe crabs and pie plates in time for the holidays!