The Clay Studio Shop and Gallery will be open on weekends only (Friday - Sunday) beginning January 2. In accordance with city guidelines, The Clay Studio is resuming fall term classes on January 16, and our winter term begins February 8. Check for general updates here. Meanwhile, explore our virtual classes, talks, and events, and help support our teachers and artists.

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



Mug

$50.00



Small Plate



Small Plate



Small Plate



Dinner Plate



Dinner Plates



Mug



Tumbler

$40.00



Mug

$50.00



Small Plate



Small Plate



Small Plate



Dinner Plate



Dinner Plates



Mug


 

Tumbler

$40.00



Mug

$50.00



Small Plate



Small Plate



Small Plate



Dinner Plate



Dinner Plates



Mug



Tumbler

$40.00



Mug

$50.00



Small Plate



Small Plate



Small Plate



Dinner Plate



Dinner Plates



Mug