Pottery with Personality and Purpose

Featured above: Handpainted bluefish bowl with incised details by Shirley Gromen of Arlington, Va. is accompanied by her recipe for cioppino fish stew. Mundane modernity may have run the table, but anonymous molded dishware is sidelined as local potters assert their personalities in pottery, complete Read More …

“This abiding passion for nature”: the ceramic art of Susan Greenleaf

Photo by Greg Staley The drear of winter can cast a gloomy mood—but spring is approaching, and Torpedo Factory artists are both attuned to and inspired by the changing of the seasons. Visit the studio of Susan Greenleaf and you’ll see poignant depictions of metamorphosis Read More …

“Without a wasted note”: the ceramic art of Lori Ehrlich Katz

Torpedo Factory artists hold strong opinions about balancing utility and beauty—but ceramicist Lori Ehrlich Katz is happy to let the viewer decide. “I find that most people who own my teapots display them and use them rarely, if at all,” she says. “All of my Read More …