Deborah and Jim Karwisch's Profile
Deborah and Jim first learned to make pottery in late 2001 and started selling their work the following spring. A few years later, in 2004, Hollow Mountain Arts was formed.
They aspire to create functional pottery that is pleasing to the eye as well as useful in everyday living in every room of your home. They feel this goal is achieved whenever someone buys a piece they say speaks to them.
Deborah makes both handbuilt and wheel-thrown pieces. Handbuilding gives her ample opportunity to use her many, many texture tools. She loves putting texture on both types of work but also frequently adds coils, buttons, and braids to her pieces. Most of her texture tools come from nature (peach pits are her favorites) but many of the tools are handmade stamps or come from various pieces of hardware. The patterns created by these tools often evoke a feeling of…
- Joined March 10, 2009