Santa Fe Clay is pleased to exhibit three functional potters, Ingrid Bathe, Hiroe Hanazono and Deborah Schwartzkopf. Each woman will show a variety of pots in her own distinctive style. They all share the same goal of making exquisite vessels for the presentation and serving of food.
Ingrid Bathe makes delicate porcelain pinch pots. A pale celadon glaze accents the impressions her fingers leave on the vessels.
Hiroe Hanazono is a master mold maker. She creates intricate multi-pieced molds for each of her pieces.
Deborah Schwartzkopf throws and alters her porcelain functional work. She darts and patterns them much like a tailor would a suit. g to polemics or cuteness. For that reason it is very challenging.”
(Images: Ingrid Bathe, 5 Part Tray with Inset Dishes, 2.5 x 14 x 14; Latte Cups,3.25 x 6.25 x 4.5; Hiroe Hanazono, Wave Bud Vase, Set of 5,4.5 x 1.5 x 7.5; Deborah Schwartzkopf, Oilpot, 4.25 x 7.25 x 4; Courtesy of the artists and Santa Fe Clay)