In accordance with city guidelines, The Clay Studio has resumed quarterly classes. Check for general updates here. Meanwhile, explore our virtual classes, talks, and events, and help support our teachers and artists.

DATE NIGHTS are currently on hold due to the pandemic. You are welcome to purchase Gift Certificates for future workshops (Date Nights will be back!)

Andy Shaw

In my pottery, I examine this format of vacancy and the tenuous balance it requires of the viewer-participant in establishing completion. Knowing that the porcelain will become active components within someone’s home, I design each piece so that it can adapt to place and to the personal preferences of the homeowner. In my studio I resist the artistic impulse to create overall resolution and completion, opting instead to leave room for improvisation by the cook whose own need for creative resolution is just as necessary as mine. By leaving the glaze color neutral, cooks recognize the invitation for a spinach, strawberry and almond salad or perhaps for a grilled turkey club panini with purple onion. In this way, color is not a fixed quality in the pottery, allowing it to have an active role in daily kitchen creations.



Tumbler

$40.00



Serving Bowl

$125.00


  

Tumbler

$40.00



Serving Bowl

$125.00


 

Tumbler

$40.00



Serving Bowl

$125.00



Tumbler

$40.00



Serving Bowl

$125.00