Prescott Hill Pottery Hosts Open Studio on Aug. 16

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis weekend is the 9th Annual Summer Open Studio/Open House Show and Sale at Prescott Hill Pottery in Liberty. Betsy Levine built her soda kiln and established Prescott Hill Pottery in 2006. Her incised technique and atmospheric “painting” make Betsy’s high-fire stoneware and porcelain tableware, storage jars and evocative vessels unique. She will be unloading a kiln-load of new pieces, with serving bowls of all sizes, plates, platters and other experimental items ready for Sunday’s visitors. Plenty of great snacks available, too!

Levine says, “I have always been interested in artifacts, in ancient historical records, symbols on bowls, marks on tablets, the very earliest impulses to put our ‘prints on the sands of time,’ to decorate the implements of necessity, and thereby to create magic in their use. Placing marks on a surface feels like a profound act of humanity.

In making pots, I am exploring the relationship we have with everyday objects experienced through sight, touch, and emotion. It’s about grounding that spark of creative intention in partnership with the elements of earth, water, fire and air.”

The galley is located at 261 Prescott Hill Road. For additional information check out http://prescotthillpottery.com/index.html