Anthony Stoneware at ArtWalk
In a time when hand-made is almost unknown because of the
international mass production, the studio ceramic artist is a vanishing breed.
The studio of Anthony Stoneware is aptly named “SOLSTITIUM,” meaning where the sun still stands.
Anthony Stoneware is an American pottery founded in 1966, with, according to artist Paul Anthony, “the vision and passion to produce functional ceramic ware of high material integrity, excellent design and pleasing aesthetic.”
While a candidate for a degree in architecture, Anthony satisfied an elective requirement in his curriculum by signing up for a ceramics class.
“It seemed like a good and creative change of pace,” he said, adding that his nonchalance lasted only until he saw a pot being “thrown” on the potter’s wheel. “It was magic!”
Anthony said his architectural training and years of professional practice strongly influence his design decisions for the ceramic pieces he makes. His forms are generated from designs, evolving from functions.
“Pots have purpose,” he said. “They are to be used.”
Anthony said he works with the hope that, in the process of use, his ceramic pieces will enrich not only those who use them, but also the purpose for which they are designed.
ArtWalk is located at 611 W. King St. (across from Mast General Store) in downtown Boone.
For more information, call (828) 264-9998, e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit http://www.artwalkboone.com.
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