Monthly Archives: July 2015

Roelna Louw sculptures


Arborist-15x7x3 Roelna Louw ceramic scuulpture - abstract body with tree encased in a window

‘Arborist’ – Roelna Louw

15 x 7 x 3 inches – from the ‘ist’ series



Roelna’s Artist statement: “I sculpt because I love it!”

Roelna’s rich textural clay forms have a primitive schematic quality while exuding a contemporary spirit. Her South African background is an obvious influence and she possesses an innate ability to infuse a warmth into all her sculptural creations. Her transition from writing and directing award winning children’s TV programs in South Africa to clay sculpting, after relocating to the United States in the 90‘s, has proved to be an intriguing shift in her storytelling, still maintaining a continuance of child-like  innocence and humour in her art.

Roelna’ Louw website


Woof 18  ‘Love U More’ – Roelna Louw

11 inch height






‘On the Verge’ – Roelna Louw

  Acid stained Concrete sculpture with resin head on stained Limestone base

35 x 9 x 7 inches




‘The Space Between Us’ – Roelna Louw

from the “Between” series

 Finished in stains and under-glazes Standing on a stained limestone base.






‘Ornithologist’ – Roelna Louw

13x7x3 inches




Roelna Louw - accompanist - ceramic abstract sculpture

 ‘Accompanist’ – Roelna Louw





‘Tall Guardians’ – Roelna Louw

from the Guardians series





‘The space between us – I’m here’ – Roelna Louw



roelna-woof5-paint_ceramic dog sculpture

‘Woof 5’  – Roelna Louw




Saatchi-Art-Artist--Roelna-Louw--Ceramic-2014-Sculpture--Dream-Guardian-05--SOLD-- ceramic Dream Guardian to share your journey. Finished in stains and underglaze on a black marble base.

Roelna Louw — ceramic ‘Dream Guardian’ to share your journey.

Finished in stains and underglaze on a black marble base.

Saatchi Art …..Sold




 ‘Love You More Than All The Stars’   Roelna Louw  Ceramic


Saatchi Art  Sold




Saatchi-Art-Artist--Roelna-Louw--Ceramic-2014-Sculpture--Woof-17 Pottery dog bust

Woof 17  – Roelna Louw


Saatchi Art




Scuzzi-&-Guinea-Fowl cast-in-Bronze-and-Resin - bird sculptures by Roelna Louw

Scuzzi & Guinea Fowl sculptures

Cast in Bronze and Resin



Sir-Reginald ceramic dog statue - Roelna Louw

‘Sir Reginald’ – Roelna Louw



Us - Roelna Louw clay human figure sculpture

‘Us’ – Roelna Louw





uscrafters Roelna Louw - ceramic face wall sculptures

Ceramic wall art face sculptures – Roelna Louw




Woof-15 Bloo Ceramic dog bust by Roelna Louw

‘Woof 15  Bloo’   Ceramic dog bust by Roelna Louw






Concrete figure sculpture – Roelna Louw

height 25 “



Woof 10 dog sculpture by Roelna Louw

‘Woof 10’  — Roelna Louw




Roelna Louw ceramic figure sculpture

Roelna Louw sculpture



Orange ceramic dog figure - Roelna Louw

‘Ozone’ – Roelna Louw

height 14″




Zebra human figure sculpture - Roelna Louw

‘Zebra’  – Roelna Louw



Woof-16 - Roelna Louw

‘Woof 16 – Windhound ‘  – Roelna Louw




African couple figurine by Roelna Louw

African couple sculpture – Roelna Louw

from the ‘Africa’ series – “reflecting childhood dreams while growing up in South Africa”





Roelna Louw




africa-05 sculpture by Roelna Louw

‘Africa 05’  – Roelna Louw




africa-06 Abstract african sculpture by Roelna Louw

Africa 06 – Roelna Louw




africa-09 tree of life sculpture-Roelna Louw

Roelna Louw –  ‘Africa 09’




africa-11 clay sculpture by Roelna Louw

‘Africa 11’ – Roelna Louw




‘Africa Dreams’ – Roelna Louw

Acrylic on canvas



Motorist-14x8x7 inches Relna Louw

‘Motorist’ – Roelna Louw



I've-Got-Your-Back figurine sculpture - Roelna Louw

‘I’ve Got Your Back’ – Roelna Louw




Korea Onggi potter – Lee Kang-hyo


Gifted South Korean potter Lee Kang-hyo gives a masterful demonstration on video of creating large scale Onggi pots. He creates traditional Buncheong vessels with expressive decoration using white slip to manipulate the elegant designs. The contemplative forms have a pure spontaneity that capture and subdue a rich dynamism. Although adhering to ancient Korean pottery traditions, the final result,with its minimalist aesthetic, looks just as suitable for a contemporary space. The Korean reverence for the pottery arts translates naturally through his timeless forms. Lee’s work is derived from two Korean traditions of Onggi pottery and Bun-cheong decoration and he is renowned for being the first modern Korean potter to bring these two traditions together.


Lee Kang-hyo ‘Onggi Master’ – film about a Korean potter


“My documentary tells the story of Lee Kang-hyo’s search for a beautiful life, through his work with clay and the love of his family. Set against the backdrop of his South Korean studio, it gives an insight into the spiritual journey that plays a vital part in his artistic practice.”  – Alex Wright


Lee Kang-hyo background:


Lee Kang-hyo was born in Inch’on in 1961 and studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Hongik University, Seoul, graduating in 1983. This was followed with three years as an apprentice in Onggi pottery in the South Kyongsang Province. After training in the technique and a further three years working as an assistant, Lee started his own studio where he developed his pottery with his wife, also a ceramicist, building the kiln they still use today.

Lee Kang Hyo’s ceramics reflect the Buncheong tradition of gray stoneware decorated with white slip. The subtle color variations range from milky white to a spectrum of grays and beiges, to pink and rusty red, and to an earthy dark brown.


Flat -Bottle-Punch'ong-37cm height by Lee Kang-hyo @ Goldmark Gallery

Buncheong Flat Bottle – Lee Kang-hyo

37cm height, 2011

Goldmark Gallery



Earthenware vessel --Lee-Kang-hyo-i-Goldmark-Gallery

Buncheong vessel – Lee Kang-hyo



kang-hyo-lee_vase puncheong earthenware

Buncheong vase – Lee Kang-hyo

Goldmark Gallery



kang-hyo-lee_lidded jar Goldmark Gallery UK

Lidded Jar – Lee Kang-hyo



lee-kang-hyo_BUncheong plate Goldmark Gallery

Buncheong dish – Lee Kang-hyo

28cm diameter

Goldmark Gallery



lee-kang-hyo Bottle with tin fish motif - Goldmark Gallery

Two fish bottle – Lee Kang-hyo



lee-kang-hyo_Goldmark Gallery

Ceramic teapot – Lee Kang-hyo




lee-kang-hyo_LARGE-JAR Goldmark Gallery

Large buncheong jar – Lee Kanghyo

Goldmark Gallery




Lee-kang-hyo_square-vase with a rounded top

Square bottle vase – Lee Kang-hyo




Lee-kang-hyo-Earthenware box Goldmark Gallery

Lidded square box, rounded lid and sides – Lee Kang-hyo

Goldmark Gallery





Lee-Kang-Hyo-jar Goldmark Gallery

Buncheong Jar – Lee Kang-hyo




Lee Kang-hyo- Buncheong Platter Goldmark Gallery

Buncheong platter – Lee Kang-hyo




Lee- Kang-hyo-Tea-bowl @ Goldmark Gallery

Tea bowl   Lee kang-hyo




Lidded-Jar by Lee Kang-hyo Goldmark Gallery

Lidded Jar  – Lee Kang-hyo

Goldmark Gallery





Lee Kang-hyo-Sake-Bottle Goldmark Gallery

Ribbed Sake bottle  – Lee Kang-hyo





Pottery on shelf at Lee Kang-hyo studio

Lee Kang-hyo Onggi pottery

Minetti Design




Teabreak at studio - Lee Kang-hyo @Minetti Design

Tea break with Lee Kang-hyo

Minetti Design



Lee-Kang-Hyo studio pots @Minetti Design

Lee Kang-hyo buncheong pots

Minetti Design



lee-kang-hyo applying surface decoration to his buncheong pottery

Lee Kang-hyo at work





Lee Kang-hyo




Working in studio – Lee Kang-hyo




Lee-Kang-hyo-studio pots Minetti Design

Buncheong pots – Lee Kang-hyo studio





Lee Kang-hyo kiln




kang-hyo-lee_sake bottle

Sake Bottle – Lee Kang-hyo




Kang-Hyo-Lee-at-the-Mindy-Solomon-Gallery - buncheong bottle

Rounded vessel – Lee Kang-hyo

Mindy Solomon Gallery




Lee Kang -hyo bottle





Buncheong Bottle – Lee Kang-hyo

Mindy Solomon Gallery



Kang-Hyo-Lee-Mindy-Solomon ovoid rounded vessel

Ovoid vessel – Lee Kang-hyo




Kang-Hyo-Lee---Puncheong-squared-oval vessel

Oval buncheong bottle

Mindy Solomon Gallery




My House 4 – lidded square box – Lee Kang-hyo

Mindy Solomon Gallery





“Ulsan Oegosan Onggi,” a piece of traditional Korean pottery located in Ulju, Ulsan, is examined by members of Guinness World Records in Ulsan, it held the record in 2011 for largest earthenware pot

223 centimeters high (87 inches) and up to 517.6 centimeters in girth



More Korean Buncheong:




Buncheong Cheolhwa Dangchomun Janggun (vein pattern-plated jar)

Horim Museum




Buncheong Yeonhwa Sanggam Dangchomun Saiho (lotus and vein pattern-inlaid four-ear jar)

National Jinju Museum





Ree Soo Jong–‘Jong Bottle 2′

Bunchung-jar with iron-brown- drawing

Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami



Ree-Soo-Jong buncheng vase

Ree Soo Jong




Ree Soo Jong – Jong Jar 2

Mindy Solomon Gallery




Modernist marvels from the Mid-Century


PKO, chair designed by Poul Kjaerholm -- modernist-mid-century chair white vinyl upholsery and chrome wire frame Mid century chair

PKO, chair designed by Poul Kjaerholm, Denmark. 1952


Lately, every time I glance at a furniture catalogue, I’m seeing more new furniture pieces that reflect elements of mid-century design- asymmetrical shapes, angled legs, biomorphic curves and abstract forms reaching into the future. For some collectors of the Mid-Century arts, the innovative styles never went away. I still find the bold, audacious designs which were highly original for their time, to be a continual source of fascination. The post war exuberance in the 40‘s and 50‘s and sense of freedom were flamboyantly expressed in the adventurous styles inspired by the Bauhaus design concepts, Futurism and the Atomic and Space Ages which followed WWII. The mass production of the avant-garde contemporary designs into everyday decor really influenced the spirit of the era.
The modern architecture of the Mid-Century era required similar decor to compliment its distinctive look. Home designs featured the use of bold colors displayed with flowing, open-floor plans and new futuristic materials such as aluminum, plastics, and fiberglass combined with exposed structural elements, sliding glass doors and wall-to ceiling windows. Widely embraced by interior designers and consumers, it presented numerous challenges. Most of the mid-century pieces in isolation looked brilliant but collectively there tended to be a touch of conflict from all the striking modernist shapes and angles competing for attention. However with tasteful implementation, they became truly awe inspiring.
This innovative foray into contemporary futuristic design suffered from being obsolete too quickly. Fortunately this much loved era avoided being consigned to a distant obscurity by the ongoing interest from collectors and regular exhibitions. For those who desire to replicate the intriguing genre in its entirety, this groovy aesthetic still creates a wonderful impact and presence.




Italian mid-century vase – S.Stefano




Vintage German Tall-Colorful-Lava Vase---Scheurich 70s

Tall Vintage German Tall Colorful Lava Vase—Scheurich



Jean-RIVIER ceramique 1900 modernist vase with abstract motif

Jean Rivier

Ceramique 1900



Red mid century ceramic planter – Victor Cerrato

Italy 1960’s



André-Freymond----retro ceramic ewer

Andre Freymond


Übelacker-Keramik mid century Lava glaze pottery

Retro Lava glaze vessels – Übelacker Keramik Germany





The City Plan of Vienna in the Year 3000, carnival party in the Künstlerhaus, ca. 1933, Design and execution master class of Prof. Siegfried Theiss

© Archiv Künstlerhaus




Scheurich Prism Vase from West Germany

60s – 70’s




Roger CAPRON ‘Vase à Oreilles Taureau’ – Ears vase Taurus

Found on





PK0, chair designed by Poul Kjaerholm, Denmark. 1952





 West German ‘Ceylon’ pottery jug

1950’s –



Large David Cressey Lamp

1960’s   39 inches height

Downtown LA, 1stdibs



Room with mid century decor

Room with mid century decor and teac modernist coffee table. I like the orange highlights against the duck blue walls.




Marc Bellaire Figures, USA


25 inches height –  1955



Mid-Century-Italy-gave-us-this-fantastic-pair-of-Aldo-Londi-for-Bitossi-vessels---a-cylindrical-vase-with-a-grey-glazed-interior-and-a-lidded-jar End Of History NY.

Mid Century vessels – Aldo Londi for Bitossi

End Of History,NY



Mid-Century Modern Double Face earthenware vase features a woman on either side painted in a folk art manner.







Mid Century screen, 1950’s

1stDibs Battersea, San Francisco




Modernist painting – Bruce Yager, New Mexico





Pair of Ceramic Lamps, attributed to Heifetz

1stDibs Ventura, Palm Springs




Mid Century modern ceramic vase – Mado Jolain




Large-Ceramic-Glazed-Vase-by-Polia-Pillin-50's LA-MOD-INC-CA-

Large Ceramic Glazed Vase by Polia Pillin


LA MOD INC, CA   14.5 inches


Modern mid century wing back lounge chairs and large gold retro pottery

Mid Century decor




JUDY-FRANKEL-ANTIQUES Ernest D'Hossche Op Art Blue White Vase

Ernest D’Hossche Op Art Blue White Vase

1958, Belgium

1stDibs Judy Frankel Antiques, Troy, MI



Jacques and Dani Ruelland - Creme glazed earthenware snow trap vase & Three pink glazed earthenware bottle shape vases Vase Boule Vases Bouteille ca. 1960 Available for Sale Artsy

 Creme glazed earthenware snow trap vase & three pink glazed earthenware bottle shape vases

French artist Jacques Ruelland and his wife and creative partner Dani Ruelland created amorphous art objects in the sixties.

Thomas Fritsch Artrium




Italian matching modernist retro vase and plate



André-Aleth-Masson modernist sculpture

André Aleth Masson – contemporary ceramic sculpture




Guido-Gambone-ceramic mid century vase in black and white

Black and White modernist vase – Guido Gambone

Guido Gambone became intrigued with ceramics as a creative medium at an early age and was was quite influential with the Italian modernist ceramics movement.





West German mid-century vase – Dumler and Breiden





Elly and Wilhelm Kuch Glazed Ceramic Vase, 1960s.





German Mid-Century vase with handle – D & B

Fat Lava Wadersloh – Flickr




Fat Lava vase – Fohr




François-Raty mid century ceramic bust

Mid Century sculpture bust – Francois Ray



Free-Form-Ceramic-Bowl-Signed-by-Roger-Capron in green stripes on black

Roger Capron bowl




GIO-PONTI-AND-PAOLO-DE-POLI---red enameled-copper-vase-60s

Gio Ponti / Paolo de Poli—enameled copper vase





 Table Lamp base by Axel Salto

Height 16inches -1940



Large floor vase, designed by Carl-Harry Stålhane for Rörstrand, Sweden. 1950’s.

Floor vase, designed by Carl-Harry Stålhane for Rörstrand, Sweden. 1950’s.





Retro media unit



André-Freymond--burnt orange -abstract vase

Andre Freymond


Early 'Bellevue' side chair, from the Maison de Bellevue, Meudon, Paris, 1951 design Andre Bloc

 ‘Bellevue’ side chair – Andre Bloc


Phillips Auctions, NY




Mid Century dish


Carstens-Tönnieshof-lava glaze vase---Fat-Lava-Wadersloh

Carstens Tönnieshof lava glaze vase

Fat Lava Wadersloh – Flickr



Chair-Modernica- rug- Dubai Vanilla, Mat-sofa- Custom design by David Galindo table- Noguchi coffee table, Design Within Reach

Photo by Tara Bussema © 2013 Houzz





West Germany Pitcher with Egyptian Pharaohs – Bay Keramik

1stDibs – CAIN MODERN-West Hollywood




Suzuki-Osamu vintage contemporary vase

Vintage sculptural vessel- Suzuki Osamu




Amy-Lynne-Vogel-Photographers mid-century interior

Mid Century decor

Photo – Amy Lynne Vogel




Design Kurt Tschörner – Glaze Otto Gerharz – Ruscha 313

Fat Lava Wadersloh, Flickr




Marcello Fantoni ceramic bottle vase

Kim’s Lovely Antiques and More, Ebay





‘Darling your taste is dreadful, I want a divorce”.

Case Study House #21 by Pierre Koenig, Photo – Julius Shulman





‘Ulla’   vase Jopeko Keramik- West German retro





Martin Eisler, 1955






The Israeli design firm Ando Studio mixed French Modern, Op-Art and Industrial pieces for this eclectic-yet-elegant St. Germain sitting room.






The glaze is nicknamed ‘Snakeskin’. Albert Kiessling used wax resist to give the vase this appearance

Fat Lava Wadersloh – Flickr




Gordon Baldwin – landscape sculptural forms



Black-Vessel-with-Signs,-1990--(earthenware) by Gordon Baldwin

‘Black Vessel with Signs’  by Gordon Baldwin




British sculptural potter Gordon Baldwin influenced the shift away from the predominance of traditional functional pottery with the introduction of more sculptural forms to his ceramic repertoire. From his youth he has been drawn to isolated landscapes such as the dramatic coast of the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales, particularly an inlet at Porth Neigwl and Lincolnshire, where he spent his early years. His works reflect this with weathered looking surfaces and eroded curve shaped forms. Since the 70’s he has favoured organic looking forms that integrated rounded shapes with an economy of lines and more minimal detail. From the 80‘s on, more colour was introduced with abstract features.

Gordon revealing some insights from his random discovery of a beach in Wales his wife named “place of stones” :

‘This chance event discovered me and chance has directed my projects and widened my horizons. In this place I looked for emotional correspondences; I listened to the sea alone and stared at the landscape almost empty of people. I celebrated it with my camera. Such places are best faced alone and now they are in my studio with me”.

“I remember reading a poet describe her writing as opening doors into new parts of her mind. She also said that each new poem was part of her whole work like stepping stones on a long journey. I think of my pottery vessels in the same way and over the years I have sharpened my instincts for the task of making them”.




Windswept-Bottle,-1982,--(earthenware) Abstract ceramics by Gordon Baldwin

‘Windswept Bottle’ – Gordon Baldwin

1982,  (earthenware)

A Place Called Space




Vessel-from-the-Belvedere-Series,-1988,--(earthenware) Abstract ceramics by Gordon Baldwin

Vessel from the Belvedere Series – Gordon Bladwin

1988,  (earthenware)




Bowl-from-the-Seferis-series,-1980,--(earthenware) bstract

Bowl from the Seferis series, 1980,  (earthenware)




Developed-Bottle,-1981--(earthenware) - Abstract ceramics by Gordon Baldwin

‘Developed Bottle’ – Gordon Baldwin

1981  (earthenware)




Vessel, 2005 Gordon Baldwin





Vessel-from-the-Enigma-Series,-1986--(earthenware) Contemporary abstract ceramics by Gordon Baldwin

‘Vessel from the Enigma Series’ – Gordon Baldwin

1986  (earthenware)

A Place Called Space





‘Painting in the Form of a Bowl’   – Gordon Baldwin

1981 – stoneware




Gordon-Baldwin-abstract ceramic sculpture

Gordon Baldwin



Gordon Baldwin exhibition :


London gallery Eskine, Hall and Coe has a new exhibition of Gordon Baldwin’s opening this week,featuring 25 works from the collection of Mike O’Connor. – 8th to 31st July 2015

Location:  15 Royal Arcade, 28 Old Bond Street, London W1S 4SP

+44 (0) 20 7491 1706 | [email protected] |


“The role I take is Artist as Explorer with the vessel as my basic structure (like the structure of a Haiku). Each piece begins out of a strange compulsion to take a certain action. I suppose the compulsion comes from things heard, things seen, things read and things done by drawing and previous work.” – Gordon Baldwin


Ceramics sculptures of Gordon Baldwin at the exhibition – 


Images courtesy of Erskine, Hall & Coe Ltd., Photography by Michael Harvey


15x15-No-1--Gordon-Baldwin-by-Erskine--Hall---Coe contemporary ceramic sculpture

’15×15  No. 1′  — Gordon-Baldwin





Klein Vessel 1994-Gordon-Baldwin-by-Erskine--Hall---Coe

‘Klein Vessel’ – Gordon Baldwin






‘Cloud 1’ – Gordon Baldwin





Gordon-Baldwin-by-Erskine--Hall---Coe-Avis-On-a-Base-1983- contemporary abstract ceramics

‘Avis on a Base’ – Gordon Baldwin






Gordon Baldwin sculpture





‘Vessel Looking for a Place’   – Gordon Baldwin




Gordon-Baldwin-by-Erskine--Hall---Coe - Rocking-Vessel---1994----36x33x23cm

‘Rocking Vessel’  – Gordon Baldwin

1994  – 36x33x23cm





‘Round Vessel on a Base’  – Gordon Baldwin






‘Bowl on a Base’  – Gordon Baldwin





‘Dark Vessel from an inscope’  – Gordon Baldwin

1989 – 30 x 34 x 30cm

 Inscape series  – alluding to the interior/exterior dichotomy






‘Developed bowl on a base’ – Gordon Baldwin

1970’s porcelain






‘Pavo’ – – Gordon Baldwin






‘Reach for the Eye’ – Gordon Baldwin

1979-80  –  80 x 60 x 45cm





‘Small lidded vessel for Jean Arp’ – Gordon Baldwin






‘Painting in the Form of a Bowl’






‘Vessel from an Inscope’ – Gordon Baldwin






‘Small Lidded Box’

circa 1974





Gordon Baldwin




Saskatoon pottery celebrations


40th Anniversary of Clay Studio Three in Saskatoon, Canada


An exhibition is currently running up to the 11th of July, 2015 which features the work of past and present Clay Studio Three artist’s work. Included are current Clay Studio Three members : Thelma Howard, Lorraine Sutter, Elaine Friesen, Eli Fernandez, Shirley Carriere, Nancy Grummett, Tina Morton, Ron and Rusty Kurenda, Paula Cooley, Judy Tryon, Martin Tagseth, Connie Brewer, and Gail Sherwin who will all have current works on display.

Location: Affinity Gallery
Saskatchewan Craft Council Bldg.
813 Broadway Avenue,
Saskatoon – Saskatchewan, Canada



Clay Studio Three Exterior - Broadway Saskatoon

Clay Studio Three – Saskatoon, Canada

Since 1975 Clay Studio Three has been an active collective of Saskatchewan ceramic artists. It began as a working studio for three local potters. Driven forward by Olive Kalapaca, Joan Ashenhurst and Marlene Zora, the group welcomed new members. Over the years it has brought a lot of Saskatoon and potters from surrounding areas into the public eye. They are also dedicated to the community where many of the potters contribute pieces to charity auctions which range from ones which support good food programs to ones which raise money for refugees newly arrived in Saskatchewan.

There are currently 15 potters who contribute their works to the collection. The store is managed, staffed and stocked by local potters. At Clay Studio Three you will find both functional and decorative items varying from dinner wares to the metallic coloured raku pieces and the mysteries of pit-fired vessels.

Clay Studio Three link


Examples of pottery from the CS3 artists :



Eli Fernandez





Judy Tryon




Lorraine Stutter



Clay-Studio-Three---Eli-Fernandez raku vessel

Raku vessel – Eli Fernandez




Clay Studio Three -Lorraine Strutter

Lorraine Strutter


Lorraine Strutter’s history with clay started in 1975 after attending a local hand building class in Esterhazy, SK. A move to Saskatoon in 1981 brought her in contact with the Saskatoon Potters Guild, where she taught classes for many years. Holding a Ceramics Diploma from SIAST Woodland Campus, Prince Albert, she is also a member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council and Sask Terra. A member of Clay Studio Three Pottery Shop since 1985, Lorraine has helped bring the shop to its present status as the premier pottery shop in Saskatoon. Lorraine likes to alternate between hand building, throwing and combinations of the two. Her production work is medium fired, but she uses the lower firing range for the slip resist and horse hair pieces. Workshops, seminars and membership in many pottery organizations have provided her with the enjoyable opportunity to experience gas, wood, and salt firings.



Saskatoon potters celebrate 40 years-Paula Cooley 2014

Contemporary ceramic plates, bowl and tumbler – Paula Cooley






Lidded vessel – Nancy Grummett




Clay Studio Three - Paula-Cooley large dish with red apple motif

Paula Cooley




Black and cream lidded vessel with tree motifs - Paul Cooley

Paula Cooley





Clay Studio Three pottery shop



Clay-Studio-Three-Thelma Howard crystalline glaze vase

Thelma Howard  – vase




Elaine Friesen-‘Winter Garden’-2015-Cone-6 oxidation

Elaine Friesen – ‘Winter Garden’

2015 – Cone 6  oxidation




Eleanor Fernandez-‘Vase’-2014 - rusty brown and green glaze

Eleanor Fernandez




Eleanor-Fernandez-2015 dining set - red and cream color

Eleanor Fernandez




 Paula Cooley (Saskatoon) 'Glint', 2015; Stoneware, slip, found metal, epoxy; handbuilt, salt fired to cone 10;

Paula Cooley  ‘Glint’


Stoneware, slip, found metal, epoxy; handbuilt, salt fired to cone 10





Judy Tryon ‘Loops’


Slab built and wheel thrown stoneware, glazes, slips. Fired to cone 10 reduction




Saskatoon potters celebrate40years Outdoor raku firing

Saskatoon potters making raku pottery




Judy Tryon-2015 green plate with brown rim

Judy Tryon


A native of Ontario, Judy Tryon began her pottery career in Saskatoon, taking recreational classes in the early 1970’s. By the end of that decade, having taken continuing education, she was teaching pottery classes for the City of Saskatoon. In 1994, she opened her own teaching studio, JT Pottery. Judy also conducts workshops throughout the province and in schools. Since 1984, Judy has produced several lines of hand built and wheel thrown functional ware, as well as “one of kind” work, including raku, salt, and smoke fired pottery. Her work is marketed through galleries, retail outlets, and craft shows. She has recently begun creating architectural ceramics commissioned for homes and businesses. Active in the Saskatchewan Craft Council and Sask Terra, Judy has exhibited nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of several awards and her work can be seen in ‘The Ceramic Spectrum 2nd Edition” by Robin Hopper and in “500 Teapots: Contemporary Explorations of Timeless Design” by Kathy Triplett.




Martin-Tagseth raku tumblers

Martin Tagseth

Martin Tagseth is an internationally renowned potter who fires primarily with wood. He has built a number of kilns throughout Canada and the US. He has taught ceramics in universities in China, Canada, and the USA.




Paula-Cooley ceramic mugs

Paula Cooley

Paula Cooley is a full time clay artist, working and living with her husband and three children, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She completed her diploma in Ceramics from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Woodland Campus, Prince Albert, in 1999  and is currently pursuing her B.F.A at the University of Saskatchewan. Paula sells her work through several retail outlets in Saskatoon and Regina and at juried craft markets such as Bazaart, SunDog Craft Faire, and Wintergreen. She is currently working on an artist in residence program at The Banff Centre.



Ron-and-Rusty-Karenda raku vessel

Ron and Rusty Karenda raku bottle

Inspired by the exquisite pottery they saw while on a 6 month European holiday, Rusty Kurenda went on to take throwing classes during the winter of 1972 and attended the Summer School of the Arts, Ft. San in summer of 1973. She opened Prairie Pottery in January of 1974, and Ron joined her within a few months and he began to learn the pottery arts. The Kurenda’s operated their shop in downtown Saskatoon for 35 years where they represented about 50 pottery artists. Now semi­ retired, Ron & Rusty are proud to be part of the Clay Studio Three artists’ co­operative. Over the past several decades they have attended workshops and seminars by many internationally known artists including Joe Fafard, Carlton Ball, Daniel Rhodes, Robin Hopper, Sue Hopper, Bill Shinn, John Chalke, and others. Together, the Kurenda’s take pride in creating lovely functional pieces which are a joy to own, a pleasure to use and a tasteful gift to give others.




Nancy Grummett-‘My Old Blanket’-2015

Nancy Grummett – ‘My Old Blanket’


Nancy Grummett grew up in Saskatoon. Formerly a professional photographer, she started to study pottery in 1995. She studied with Judy Tryon for a number of years. It began at first as a hobby, while she was taking other classes at the University of Saskatchewan. She used it as a stress relief, but it soon became a serious vocation. A functional artist arose as the creative aspects of her life reasserted themselves in clay, fabric and paint. In 1998 she became a full time potter. In 2000 she was invited to join Clay Studio Three, where a further interest in functional ware developed. She continues to develop her creative talents in her use of other media as well. The work she does in other media is donated to charity art auctions to benefit various organizations in and around Saskatoon.




 Connie-Brewer-‘Red-Dish’-2015 Width-12-inches

‘Red Dish’ – Connie Brewer

2015  – Width 12 inches




Saskatoon potters celebrate 40years1A-Elaine-Friesen-‘Salt-&-Pepper’-2015-Cone-6-oxidation

Elaine Friesen ‘Salt & Pepper’

2015 – Cone 6 oxidation




Saskatoon potters celebrate 40years - Gail Sherwin ‘Raku Lidded Vessel’ 2013 Height 8 inches Width 5 inchesWheel thrown stoneware, clear Raku glaze, Raku fired

 Gail Sherwin ‘Raku Lidded Vessel’


Height 8 inches Width 5 inches

Wheel thrown stoneware, clear Raku glaze, Raku fired

Gail Sherwin started potting in 2000 with the Saskatoon Potters guild. She continued taking classes from Judy Tryon for a number of years. Gail, a retired RN, is a member of the Saskatoon Potters Guild. She is very much an outdoors person who is very fond of not only pottery, but gardening and golf as well.





  Matina Morton ‘Prairie Flask’


Height 10 inches Width 6 inches-Stoneware wood fired

Tina Morton was born and raised in Saskatoon. She spent her summers growing up at Waskesiu Lake where her love of the outdoors flourished. As a young person Tina spent time working in different media; stained glass, willow basket weaving, bent willow furniture making, and she took her first pottery classes at age16. She started taking pottery classes at the Saskatoon Potter’s guild in 2008. Her pieces are diverse, as she does both throwing and hand building. She is a working member of the Saskatoon Potters guild. Her work is influenced by her love of the outdoors and her willingness to experiment with the media. She has taken many workshops where she has learned the different aspects of pottery. She became a member of Clay Studio Three Pottery shop in 2011.



Saskatoonpotterscelebrate40years Betty Gibbon ‘Albus’ 2002Height 20 inches Width 12 inches

Betty Gibbon ‘Albus’


Height 20 inches Width 12 inches




Eli-Fernandez cera,mic boxes with leaf motifs and bird handles

Eli Fernandez

Eli Fernandez took her first beginner pottery class in 2000. Since then she has attended more classes and workshops in her pursuit of learning about the art and craft of clay. She’s happiest when she’s making functional’ pots. She continues to explore the concept of’ functional pottery’ that also incorporates excellence in quality and esthetics. She’s a juried member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council, a working member of the Saskatoon Potters Guild.




Cathy Mumford    ‘Japanese Sunrise’


Height 6 inches diameter 15 inches




Saskatoon potters celebrate 40years-Conni Brewer ‘La Senorita’ 2015 Height 17 inches Width 12 inch

Conni Brewer ‘La Senorita’


Height 17 inches Width 12 inch





Saskatoon potters celebrate 40years Doug Cheney ‘Sienna Azuro’ 2015 Medium fire stoneware oxides and glaze

Doug Cheney ‘Sienna Azuro’


Medium fire stoneware oxides and glaze





Saskatoon potters celebrate 40years-Georgia Horsley ‘A Few Minor Adjustments’ 2009 Height 15 inches diameter 8 inches

Georgia Horsley ‘A Few Minor Adjustments’

2009 – Height 15 inches diameter 8 inches




Saskatoon potters celebrate 40years Ilsa Skarsgard - Sprayed glazes, wax resist. Oxidation cone 10.Height 4 inches diameter 12 inches

 Ilsa Skarsgard sgraffito dish

Sprayed glazes, wax resist. Oxidation cone 10.

Height 4 inches diameter 12 inches



Nancy-Grummett-‘Woman-Broken’-2015 ceramic panel

Nancy Grummett  – ‘Woman Broken’




Joan Ashenhurst bowl ‘Over the Edge’ 2013 Height 4 inches x 32 inches in diameter Stoneware, oxides under clear glaze

Joan Ashenhurst bowl  – ‘Over the Edge’


Height 4 inches x 32 inches in diameter Stoneware, oxides under clear glaze





Saskatoon potters celebrate 40years-Lorraine Sutter ‘Napkin Anyone’ 2015Height 10 inches Width 6 inches

Lorraine Sutter ‘Napkin Anyone’


Height 10 inches Width 6 inches




Saskatoon Lorraine-Sutter-‘Jar’-2015 Height-10-inchesWidth-7-inches

Lorraine Sutter ‘Jar’


Height 10 inches Width 7 inches





Thelma Howard – ‘Shades of Nature’


Height 6 inches Hand built extended pinched porcelain, copper sulfate, borax Fired in barbecue with sawdust


Thelma Howard has had a long and happy relationship with clay. She is well known for her hand built forms that seem to call out to be picked up and touched. A pottery class in 1959 started Thelma’s journey in clay. She pursued a career in adult education, and upon retirement began taking classes in the SIAST Ceramics Program. A respected member of the Saskatoon Potters Guild, she takes her inspiration from nature. The harmony of pottery and nature is reflected her Raku and primitive pieces.An adventurer at heart she can just as easily be found paddling on a remote river as pulling pots from a red hot Raku kiln.




Matina Morton ‘Beachcomber’ 2013 Height 11 inches Width 15 inches

Matina Morton   ‘Beachcomber’


Height 11 inches Width 15 inches




Saskatoonpotterscelebrate40years- Paula Cooley ‘Tipple Tray’ 2015-Wheel Thrown Porcelain, cone 10 reduction Handbuilt tray cone 6 reduction

 Paula Cooley –  ‘Tipple Tray’


Wheel Thrown Porcelain, cone 10 reduction Handbuilt tray cone 6 reduction




Saskatoon potters celebrate 40years-Shirley Carriere ‘Finagled Stack’ 2014Height 10 inches Width 6 inches

Shirley Carriere  –  ‘Finagled Stack’


Height 10 inches Width 6 inches


Shirley Carriere joined Clay Studio Three Pottery Shop in the fall of 2005. She brought with her a wealth of experience working with the general public and compassion from her years as a nurse. Her experiences in pottery started in 2000 with classes at the Saskatoon Potters Guild where her appreciation for the art took hold. She has been on the board of the Guild and spent many hours helping to further the understanding and appreciation of pottery in others. Shirley has an attention to detail brought about by her everyday work, as well as her other handwork. She is also an accomplished fabric artist.



Tina-Morton lidded ceramic vessel horse hair decoration

Tina Morton lidded ceramic vessel





Paula Cooley




Mocha Diffusion Storage Jar Ron and Rusty Karenda

‘Mocha Diffusion Storage Jar’  –  Ron and Rusty Karenda




Deep blue ceramic mugs-and-tumbler---Paula-Cooley

Paula Cooley – tumbler and mugs