The 17th Annual Western Loudoun Art & Studio Tour

WLAST

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 7, 8 & 9, 2024

10:00am - 5:00pm NOTE: Not all studios open on Friday, June 7

Shawn Grove

Ceramics, Pottery

Wood Fired Pottery
41718 Browns Farm Lane,
Lucketts, VA 20176

Catoctin Region Cluster, 2024 Stop #3

About

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Wood fired/ Salt glazed stoneware: Lidded Jar
This large wood fired lidded jar is inspired by the designs of historic Delftware and floral designs of the Art Nouveau period.

The perception of beauty can be found in nature with its predictable, yet still unpredictable patterns. The beauty of the wood fired process is the creation of a one of a kind piece of work that can never be replicated in its entirety due to the chaotic flux of the fire. Chaos in essence is order disguised within disorder and such is the wood fired process. Utilizing elements of nature including raw earthen clay, ash glaze, wood, and fire, the production of an organically based art form is achievable. I believe strongly in the interaction and experience of humans with art forms, as art in its earliest creations was interwoven with daily life. Wood Fired Pottery with a focus on functional wares achieves these ideals.

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Wood fired/ Salt glazed stoneware: Beer Growler
Imagine taking this one of a kind growler to pick up beer from your local brew pub.
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Wood fired/ Salt glazed stoneware: Jug
This jug with a loose slip design will work well at serving sangria at your next gathering or holding a flower arrangement as a table center piece.
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Wood fired/Salt glazed stoneware: Tea Steeper
Your morning tea ritual will not be the same after steeping your favorite loose tea out of this beautifully salt glazed vessel.
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Wood fired/ Salt glazed stoneware: Teapot with Bamboo Handle
This delicate little teapot with it Tenmoku glaze and bamboo handle, is perfect for making tea for yourself or you and a friend.
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Wood fired/ Salt glazed stoneware: Plate
This wood fired plate was fired upside down on seashells. It's a beautiful example of the flame naturally painting the surface of the raw clay body. The plate would make a great spoon rest in the kitchen or could hold a good sized chunk of cheese.
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Wood Fired/ Salt glazed stoneware: Soy Urn
This vessel was intended for soy sauce and would be a unique addition to any kitchen.
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Wood fired/ Salt glazed stoneware: Yunomi
A Yunomi is a style of Japanese teacup made for daily use. This cup has an applied Shino glaze with cobalt brush work.
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Wood fired/Salt glazed stoneware: Mug
This mug will hold any beverage, but can easily turn into your favorite mug for your morning coffee or tea. The mug has an applied white slip with cobalt brush work over top.
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Wood fired stoneware: Large Urn
This large urn was fired for 5 days with 9 cords of wood in a large anagama style wood kiln. The effects of the wood ash on the beautiful form of this pot makes it a unique one of a kind work of art.


Available from this artist:
Wood fired salt glazed stoneware

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - June 7, 8 and 9, 2024

Map and Directions:

Catoctin Region Stop #3

Directions to Wood Fired Pottery:

From Route 15 North in Lucketts, turn left onto Stumptown Road, right onto New Valley Church Road, left onto Bald Hill Road, and finally left onto Browns Farm Lane.

Wood Fired Pottery will have white pottery signs to help locate the studio and parking spaces.

Supplement these directions with the Google Map location.

Connect with this artist:


Special interview with the artist on YouTube

You can also find this artist on Instagram at www.instagram.com/woodfiredpottery and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shawnmgrove