The Rose Algrant Show
Butler Hall, Trinity Conference Center
79 Lower River Road, West Cornwall
Susan Fox - MILKHOUSE POTTERY
30 River Road, Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754
Phone (860) 672-6369
Milkhouse Pottery is handmade from white or brown clay in functional pieces suitable for wedding gifts, the table, kitchen, or decorative accents. The studio is also home to year-round classes, kept small to allow individualized attention.
My whiteware may be decorated with colored slips, covered with a variety of glazes, or left a luminous milk-white. The brown clay can be treated similarly, or sometimes glazed on the inside only, exploiting the texture of the bare surface. I make my own glazes, experimenting with combinations and layering, so there are often unrepeatable surprises. I fire to 2232 degrees in an electric kiln. The ware is lead-free and durable in the dishwasher, the oven, and the microwave. It is not intended for the surface of the stove.
Throwmarks, the spiral ridges left by my fingers as the wheel revolves, are used as part of the aesthetic. They suggest the way the pieces were made, adding vitality, like a spring rising from the bottom to the top.
I like to work in “batches” of items, without any two pieces made exactly alike. Each casserole or berry bowl or butter dish has its own character, and each batch a slightly new design, so my forms are constantly evolving. Occasionally I am inspired to do pieces that are purely sculptural, like the fish.
There are two shows a year in my Store-Room. If you are interested in being notified when they are happening, or if you would like to join a class, send me an email or give me a call. My work can be seen all year around – call first so I’m sure to be here.