Finger Lakes Pottery Tour, Pottery, Ceramics, Clay, Art, Finger Lakes, Ithaca, Renata Wadsworth
Finger Lakes Pottery Tour, Pottery, Ceramics, Clay, Art, Finger Lakes, Ithaca, Renata Wadsworth

It is my aim to make pots that enhance our daily rituals with friends and family, reminding us to slow down, and take a breath. When fingers learn the curves of a particular mug, it becomes familiar and comforting while remaining fragile and cherished. This provides a precious pause, in a society where we are taught that newer and faster is better.

 

All of my pots are made in my upstate NY studio. Each piece is thrown on the wheel and then trimmed and altered depending on the desired form. They are then bisque fired, glazed and high-fired to cone 10 in a gas kiln.

 

I strive to make a body of work that fits contemporary aesthetics while speaking to the long history of handmade ceramic ware. I love creating sets that match without being the same. This process encourages me to explore limits and subtleties in design and surface.

 

Every kiln load is full of surprises and inspiration for the next making cycle. I am constantly pushing my work forward. Fueled by interactions between the pots and my customers, I am always searching for innovations that will encourage growth and momentum within my body of work and meet the demands of my consumers and students. Rooted in my approach towards clay is the philosophy that a pot is not complete until it finds it’s way into someone’s hands. 

Finger Lakes Pottery Tour, Pottery, Ceramics, Clay, Art, Finger Lakes, Ithaca, Renata Wadsworth
Renata Wadsworth, Finger Lakes Pottery Tour, Pottery, Ceramics, Clay, Art, Finger Lakes, Ithaca