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Allison Severance

Artist Statement

I make pots that are meant to have a job – to be used on a daily basis and that hopefully enhance and add pleasure to the rituals of preparing, sharing, and enjoying food. The serving and prep of food for me, family, friends and loved ones play a vital role in my choices and consideration of the form and the surface of my pots as soon as the clay hits the wheel. Rims are left thick and handles generous for lifting pots in and out of the oven. I think my pots depict my less is more approach to surface decoration since it is the food in the finished pot – whether held in the hand or sitting on the tabletop – that bring the pot to life!”

Her pots have been included in numerous national and international exhibitions, including Salzbrand Keramics in Germany, the Orton Cone Box Show and the Strictly Functional Show here in the states. Allison has been included in numerous publications, including: Clay Times Magazine; Ceramics Monthly; The Log Book, International Wood-Fired Ceramics Publication; Salzbrand Keramics; and New Ceramics- the European Ceramics Magazine.

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