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Margo Brown, Margo's Pottery and Fine Crafts

     In 1973, Margo Brown was a college student whose interest in zoology led her to major in wildlife management.  That same year she took an introductory ceramics class.  By 1976, finding herself obsessed with clay, and realizing that what she wanted was to make pots, she began to study at Big Creek Pottery in Davenport, California.  In 1978 she did further study at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Idaho.

     A fulltime potter since 1977, she works mostly in high fired stoneware, but also with porcelain.  Working in her backyard in Buffalo, Wyoming, Margo fires her pots in a downdraft gas kiln that she built herself.  Her pieces are intended to be used, and no lead, barium or other harmful substances are used in the glazes. Margo sees her pottery as a link between herself and the customer and hopes that each piece has an active life in its new home.  Margo Brown currently sells all her work at her store, Margo’s Pottery and Fine Crafts, and these are just a small sampling of what is available.  If you are interested in other pieces, please e-mail, and we will send more photos.

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Photos by Tom Ferris


Lynn Munns - Casper, Wyoming Potter

 
     Casper, Wyoming potter Lynn Munns taught ceramics at Casper College from 1971-2006.  He has always made quiet, functional work with strong forms, and has influenced countless ceramic students over the years.

     Growing up on a ranch near Virginia City, Montana, Munns would visit a potter’s studio as a child, and was allowed to make pinch pots.  He went on to get an MFA degree from Utah State University.  During his thirty-five year career as a teacher, and eventually as the head of the art department at Casper College, he always produced a large body of work in addition to teaching.

     Now, besides teaching workshops across the country, he continues to work voraciously with clay.  We often get new work from this artist, so please don’t hesitate to e-mail for other images, this is just a sampling.  He is a “potter’s potter”, and admired for his form and strong sense of function by his peers.

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#16/20 Crackle Shino Stoneware Jug
14"x14", $275.00


Steve Hansen

     Steve Hansen says, "I grew up in the rural Midwest among decaying cars, barns and fields.  My ancestors were farmers, blacksmiths and mechanics.  In my work, I try and maintain a connection to my roots while also including a nuanced social commentary."  He is a professor of ceramics and sculpture at Andrews University, and turned his back on a promising career as a conceptual artist in the 1990's to begin making pots.  He says that lately he has focused a lot of his attention on advertising from the 1930's through the 1960's.  He makes his work with a combination of wheel-throwing, hand-building and extruding.  To finish it, he uses, glaze, underglaze, oxides, washes and fired-on decals.  Steve Hansen's ceramics have appeared in the following magazines:  Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics"Art and Perception, American Crafts and American Style.

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Plate by Steve Hansen, 10.75" diameter; $58.00


Karen Newgard

North Carolina potter Karen Newgard strives "to make a pot that  brings a joyous aspect to an everyday ritual.  The scenes on my pots are a mix of memories of family gatherings and influences such as Matisse and Southern folk art.  Nature is also a source for pattern."

All of her pots are made on an English style kick wheel using porcelain clay.  One the for has become "bone dry", she applies a terra sigalatta to the pot that is stained black.  She then carves through the terra sigalatta into the pot using a loop tool.  After the carving is complete, the pot is then bisque fired and glaze is applied to parts of the piece.  She finally fires the pieces in a salt kiln.  Once the kiln reaches 2350 degrees F, she introduces table salt into the firing, which reacts with the silica and seals the pot, forming a glassy surface on the outside of the pot.

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Flower Pitcher; 11.5" tall, 4" diameter; $197.00


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Hours

Open Fridays and Saturdays
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. or by appointment
For an appointment, please call Margo at (307) 217-0028

(307) 684-9406
margospottery@wyoming.com

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