Gary Shaffer

Gary Shaffer

Fine craft must begin with a solid command of the use of materials and processes, then combine with the artist’s creativity. The very first time I sat down at a potter’s wheel I felt this desire to achieve craftsmanship combined with vision. It is the magnet that draws me back again and again to clay, making vessels that express my sense of form, color, and style. I strive to communicate the sense of excitement and satisfaction I feel from all the processes of creating each piece. My work is functional cups, plates, bowls, ovenware, pitchers, jars, canisters, garden vessels, vases, and more. My traditional salt fired ware is made from high-fired stoneware clay and decorated with cobalt slip-trailed designs. It is fired to approximately 2400 degrees F. and is suitable for all food use.

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