Thursday, June 28, 2012

Welcome Back Martha Cooper

The brushwork creates peaceful gestures of floral impressionism. Each one unique and full of movement. These colors are often interchanged in full sets of dinnerware and make any table elegant.

Martha Cooper, master potter (since 1966), graduated from Stetson University in 1972 with a degree in Fine Art. Her influences date back to her childhood in the Ohio River Valley where potteries like Rookwood and Roseville popularized multicolor pottery with floral decorations and pastel matte finishes.

She made clay pots as a child on the riverbank where her father fished on Sunday afternoons. She called it her tea party, but she was accustomed to making her teacups. After years of practice and a degree, she pursued a career in pottery in the Piedmont of North Carolina. She worked for many potters - Jugtown among the list - while she developed her own studio and forte.

After relocating to Costa Rica for several years Martha moved back to North Carolina and we're thrilled to have her work again!

See her work on our website by clicking here.

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