The time for my “big” move has finally arrived and as of December 1 my website will be suspended until early April, 2023. Your support has been tremendous and has meant so much to me. Look forward to new work, new glaze surfaces as I work in my reimagined space at the farm. Please support the galleries which feature my work and they have pieces available for holiday gifting.
FORTUNA STUDIO UPDATE:
In 2023 my studio, Fortuna Pottery, will be relocating to Northern Wisconsin to the
Fortuna Family Century Farm. The dairy barn is being repurposed into the Stone Barn Arts. The Art Gallery and Ceramics Studio will be located in the lower cow barn, the Glaze Lab will be located in the milk house and the Kiln Room will be located in the heifer barn.
The Art Retreat will be located in the upper hay loft and will begin hosting visiting artists starting Summer 2023. There will be three private studios with access to common work areas. Artists will enjoy roaming the 80 acres of prairie, woods and wetlands and accommodations will be available in the renovated farm house.
Click here to view photos, to follow Stone Barn Arts exciting renovation progress and my big studio move to the farm.
I look forward to sharing this inspiring place but I leave Galena with sadness, especially for the friends Bill and I made here in our 20 years of making pots, enjoying music and touring in motorcycles and antique cars.
Forming function is a dance, often a tug-of-war between thought and object making.
Add to this dialogue the sheer joy of working with clay as materially responsive as porcelain and surfaces only possible through glass fusion and a dynamic is created which has become a life-long fascination.