Pots for Membership: November 2016
We are pleased to present the first installment of our new and improved Pots for Membership Program, in which Studio Potter will feature a small selection of artists and their work, available for sale in our online store for thirty days only. In exchange for the sale of their piece, the artists (or a chosen beneficiary) will receive a one-year free membership to the journal.
Here are this month's participants:
Natania Hume is the creative force behind Slow Studio. The “slow" in Slow Studio refers to a philosophy of living and to the slow food movement which strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine, organic farming and the sustainability of local ecosystems. The concept of "slow" also symbolizes a slowing down of life's pace in order to make the elements of daily life more fulfilling.
As a designer, she believes that the method of making should be considered in the design of an object or in the production of a line of ware. By employing simple and direct design solutions she strives to create objects that are unique, harmonious, and eminently functional.
Slow Studio is based out of Hume's home in Western Massachusetts.
You can see her work at http://www.slow-studio.com
Check out Natania's piece in this month's Pots for Membership here!
Hollis Engley has been making pots for more than 25 years, the past 19 on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. He makes high-fired functional work fired in a gas reduction kiln or - a few times a year - in friends' wood-fired kilns. He and his partner, Kimberly Sheerin, operate The Barn Pottery in the village of Pocasset, near the Cape Cod Canal.
You can see more of his work at www.thebarnpottery.com
Check out Hollis's piece in this months Pots for Membership here!
Didem Mert was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received her BFA in Ceramics from Northern Kentucky University in 2014. Mert has exhibited nationally in places such as Baltimore Clayworks, Charlie Cummings Gallery, The Clay Studio of Philadelphia, Terra Incognito, AKAR, The Morean Center for Clay, LUX Center for the Arts, Summerfair’s Emerging Artists Juried Exhibition, The Erie Art Museum, and at over forty other venues. She is represented in galleries such as Lillstreet Art Center’s Gallery, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Companion Gallery, and Taos Clay, among others. Her work was published in Ceramics Monthly’s 2014 Undergraduate Showcase. She was awarded a first prize grant through the Three Arts Foundation in 2014. Didem worked at Queen City Clay, one of the largest public ceramic studios in the country, in Cincinnati, Ohio for six years. She received a scholarship to attend a residency at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts and a scholarship to attend a workshop with Jerilyn Virden at Penland School of Crafts during the summer of 2015. She was featured on the cover of Pottery Making Illustrated’s January/ February 2016 issue. Mert was included on C File’s list of 15 Potters to Watch in 2016. She was also featured on Architectural Digest’s 10 Ceramic Artists Giving Pottery A Modern Update. Didem is currently attending Edinboro University’s MFA (ceramics) program and is expected to graduate in 2017.
You can see her work at http://www.didemmert.com
Check out Didem Mert's piece in this month's Pots for Membership here!
Hayne Bayless is a potter in Ivoryton, Connecticut. After managing to avoid any academic involvement with clay, in 1992 he quit a perfectly good job at a newspaper to make pots. Since then he's made hand-built stoneware and often teaches workshops. He's shown work at the American Craft Museum and has been a frequent exhibitor at the Smithsonian Craft Show and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. He's been published in Objects for Use by Paul Smith, Design Language by Tim McCreight, Studio Potter journal, and a number of Lark Books.
You can see his work at www.sidewaysstudio.com
Check out Hayne's piece in this month's Pots for Membership here