A collection of recent work made in the new Argo Pottery studio in Newbury, MA.
12 fl oz Coffee Mugs. 4.75” Tall. The ribbed body of this shape nestles comfortably in your hand. The rims are curved to match the profile of your lip and a large handle lets you get all four finger in for a secure grip.
12 fl oz Coffee Mugs.
15 fl oz Coffee Mugs.
Large Serving Bowls. 8-10” w x 4-5” H
Teapots. 20 FL OZ. 5” H x 10” W x 6.5” D
18” serving platter.
Flower Vases. Large and small 8-12” tall.
14” Serving Platter.
11” Dinner Plate. The tall rim on makes this plate 1” deep, perfect for large salads or plates of pasta.
Seal Cove Pottery
When I sailed into Seal Cove on Mt. Desert Island, I had just completed an engineless passage from the Bahamas in my 30ft sailboat Argo. I had a mission, to use my skills as an artist to sustain myself. After working seasonally as a carpenter for years I met a couple, Ed Davis and Lisabeth Faulkner, who ran a seasonal ceramic studio and gallery on Mt. Desert Island Maine.
When they invited me to be their visiting artist, I sailed 1500 Miles to Maine where I dropped anchor in a picturesque cove on the quiet side of the island. It was here that I stared refining and focusing the skills I developed at MA College of Art and Design, as well as learning from Ed and Lisabeth. During my stay I did a run of 300 pieces. Some of my favorites are pictured here.
If you’re visiting Acadia National Park on Mt Desert island be sure to check out Seal Cove Pottery. For directions and hours the gallery is open check out http://www.sealcovepottery.com
After graduating from MA College of Art and Design in 2011, I worked with Handshouse Studios as a painter and educator on a project in Poland to reconstruct an 18th century wooden synagogue that was destroyed in World War II. The project was completed for the Museum Of the History of Polish Jews in 2013 and is a part of their permanent collection in Warsaw.
In the inter-war period between WWI and WWII, architectural students from Warsaw documented hundreds of these unique structures and buried their research underground to save it from being destroyed. It was this cache of information and years of research upon which we based our work. Using only traditional tools, techniques and materials we replicated the elaborate roof structure of the Gwodziec Synagogue as accurately as possible.
Be sure to check out the Documentary about the project, "Raise the Roof, " that's now airing on PBS. For more info go to http://www.polishsynagogue.com