John Martelle and Liz Vercruysse's Profile
Big Table Studios was co-founded by John Martelle and Liz Vercruysse in 2003. Specializing in local materials Liz and John endeavor to use clay and glaze materials collected on their Herman Nebraska property whenever possible. The resulting work is an expression of the natural qualities of their immediate environment.
Liz's work is full of botanical references. Spikey wall forms, hanging seed pods, and bug jars reflect her fascination and awe with the natural processes that surrounds us but often goes unnoticed.
John concentrates on pieces intended for everyday use that record the making process. Plates, cups and bowls that reflect both the subtlety and drama of a five day wood firing.
- Joined July 19, 2009