Handwork Cooperative is complying with the NYS Pause for the safety of community health. We appreciate that members of the community are interested in supporting local artists in this unprecedented time. We are happy to connect you with our artists and you can find direct links to them in their profiles. We will also be sharing what our artists are up to on social media.
Laura Burch has been making and selling her porcelain pottery in Central New York for almost 20 years. Rabbits, frogs, floral patterns and birds are some signature motifs in Laura's work.
Using the clay as a canvas, Colleen hand paints richly layered polychrome patterns with porcelain slip, under glaze and wax.
Renata's training included influences from the folk, Chinese and Japanese traditions. She uses simple lines and gentle asymmetry to create elegant pots who invite a little fresh humor.
Julie's wood fired pots tell a story, recorded on each individual piece in the mark of the flame and deposits of melted wood ash left along rims or infused in glaze and slip.
Julie's ceramic work is driven by the search to find a balance between the decorated surface and the pot’s form.
Combining exquisite beauty with functional design, David creates one of a kind pieces which add elegance and ease to daily life.
Chet is inspired by elements of nature, animals, fish and the human figure. Humor is an important quality in Chet's artwork and is expressed in each piece.
Using a variety of fabrics, textiles, and molds of knitting, Stacey textures a flat slab of porcelain by pressing the fabric into the clay using a rolling pin.
Hannah's primary decoration technique is glaze trailing, in which large areas of pottery are unglazed, and used as a canvas upon which fine lines are drawn.