Dewy Spizzirri: Pottery March 10 - April 20, 2019
After my travels and living in Maui, Hawaii, I came back to Michigan in 1976 and shortly after moved to Sarnia, Ontario. In the fall of 2004 I started taking pottery classes at Lambton College and realized when I'm playing in clay I feel one with the earth. In the spring of 2005 I traveled to Romania, Germany and in 2010 Italy. While there I visited museums and was drawn in by the 1600's - 1800's stoneware pottery. My work has some European influence in the shapes. The perspective that knowing my pottery may be part of history gives me peace and joy. Perhaps someone else will be drawn in as I was and the cycle will start all over again.
In October of 2006 I took a Raku class at the Blue Water Art Incubator in Port Huron. In the summer of 2007 and 2008 I took an alternative firing class at St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology. I traveled to Tuscany for a workshop in 2010 and have continued taking workshops by accomplished potters around the world.
The firing techniques I’m using are raku, and food safe glazes. I like to think of these pieces as eye candy.
I am currently working in my studio, which is a short walk from Lake Huron in Sarnia, Ontario. My studio is located on my one acre property allowing me to overlook the fruits of my labor in my gardens and small woods.