Station Road Pottery
132 Chaplin St.
Chaplin, CT 06235
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As a child, I remember the fun of mounding handfuls of mud on a rock and watching it dry in the sun. Getting messy with art has never been an issue for me. Since that early experience I have explored various media, but feel most at home up to my elbows in clay.
My interest in pottery resurfaced about 20 years ago when I started throwing bowls for the Empty Bowls Project . This event raises funds for a local soup kitchen and engages many community volunteers, including local potters, who create hundreds of soup bowls for an annual dinner. Patrons purchase handmade bowls, enjoy a soup and bread supper and bring bowls home as a reminder of the fight against hunger.
Eight years ago I set up a home studio (unheated), where I now work whenever I can during non-freezing months of the year. Throwing and stretching clay into unique pieces is a joy,whether on the wheel or handbuilding. The process of creating pottery, starting from a ball of clay to the end product of a vessel that may be enjoyed for many years, is both humbling and inspiring.
The Empty Bowl Project has had a strong influence on the direction my pottery has taken. Keeping my work functional gives my pottery meaning. Hearing back from people who use and enjoy my pottery is deeply gratifying.
Artists Open Studio Dates
November 23, 24, 25 & December 1 & 2
Elizabeth throws and stretches clay to create pottery that is utilitarian, comfortable to hold and a pleasure to look at. Balancing form, function and fun gives meaning and inspiration to her work. She celebrates the bond between people that enjoy her pottery and the maker.
Please enjoy the bowls, mugs, pitchers and platters. All pieces are food-safe, dishwasher, microwave and oven-safe.
A full range of her work this season will be available during Artists Open Studios.
Come, visit. Kids are welcome.