JOHN T. DIETRICH ~ STUDIO POTTER
‘Early in his career, Dietrich was more interested in the process of throwing than in design and aesthetics, but as he played more with color and line, he experimented with gesture painting which led him to developing his signature painterly brush strokes, which showed the torque and energy produced while throwing and showed off the activity of the porcelain lines.'
John T. Dietrich’s earliest memories are dominated by creating worlds with his hands. His early years were spent exploring his environment and learning how to use tools. His artist parents nurtured their children by exposing them to art daily and taught them to be observant. By the time John began his journey into clay he was prepared to sink deeply into the study of his chosen medium.
This small Retrospective of John’s life and devotion to clay shows his energy and focus as he explores clay and learns what he has to say.
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Stoneware mugs made by John T. Dietrich of Ellison Bay Pottery make great gifts because they are beautiful, one-of-a-kind and functional. You can use them every day.Continue reading
“Perfection just does not exist,” John Dietrich of Ellison Bay Pottery explained to me when I visited his studio-gallery, where he had been producing lovely pottery works since the late 1960s. “I produce about 3,000 pieces of pottery every year. If I come up with three or four pieces that I really like, that come close to what I imagine is the best I can do, I’m happy. That is what keeps me wanting to do it again and again.”Continue reading
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One of the downsides that people tend to associate with handcrafted pottery is that it’s fragile. It’s delicate, it’s art, and it’s a hassle to hand wash. At Ellison Bay Pottery Studios, we believe pottery can be art — while still functional. Everything we produce is microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe, making it easier than ever for you to use and enjoy your pottery (and then clean it up, too) !
Unlike the carbon-copy selection of pottery at various home decor outfitters, each of our pieces are original, custom made and one-of-a-kind. You deserve something as unique as you are and the pottery at Ellison Bay Pottery Studios creates just that.