Western NY Pottery Festival
June 7th and 8th 2014
Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM.
The Western New York Pottery Festival is a juried, clay exclusive show that consists of over 25 local and national professional artists. The focus is not only for artists to set up and sell their work but to interact with and educate the public by hosting firing, throwing, hand building and other demonstrations by the festival artists. There will also be a Clay Olympics competition taking place on the Sunday of the festival (friendly competition between the festival artists). There will be kiln openings, raffles, a silent auction fundraiser, food vendors, live music and activities for kids of all ages. The festival takes place at Studio Sales Pottery in Avon, NY.
WNY Pottery Festival 2014 Featured Artists ~ Adam and Sarah Spector
Spector Studios’ original pottery designs are grounded in decorative traditions such as Art Deco and the Arts & Crafts periods. A sense of geometry and symmetry is a common thread running through the work. Their original glaze palette combines soft satin matte glazes with slick glossy glaze surfaces to emphasize the reliefs that they adorn.
Spector Studios makes each piece using a historical tile-making process that they’ve adapted to pottery making. It involves making a model from clay and making a plaster form from the model. They then freehand carve their designs into the plaster and emboss clay into those designs. Using this process they create pottery that is at once contemporary, ageless, practical and affordable. Adam & Sarah collaborate on every aspect of their work from design to completion.
Adam and Sarah met whilst covered in clay at the College for Ceramics at Alfred University. Adam’s expert pottery-making know how and Sarah’s tile making and sculpture experience led to a wonderful partnership in life and business. For the past 9 years they have been producing high quality handmade pottery in their home studio tucked away in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Their award-winning work is sold in galleries and shops across the US and Canada.
Pieces are oven (place in a cold oven and then preheat; avoid broiler), microwave, and dishwasher safe.