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  • Joined April 4, 2008

About

☀Our other stores☀

Delightful Artsy Accent MIRRORS
http://www.littleshopofmirrors.etsy.com

Original Art & Unique CeramicTechnique PENDANTS:
http://www.PendantMagicK.etsy.com

Wonderful FUNCTIONAL Ceramic BOWLS
http://www.WeGotBowls.etsy.com

Funky Fun and Outrageous Bright PAINTED POTTERY
http://www.popartpots.etsy.com

☀ GALLERY INQUIRIES (WHOLESALE) INVITED ☀

☀ INTERNATIONAL ORDERS WELCOME ON REQUEST ☀

Please also visit our friend Timothy Wyllie’s store, which we also manage.

Visionary Artwork, Best-selling books and more from Timothy Wyllie
http://www.sacredimagery.etsy.com

bioWay back in that innocent time ‘bout 1955, Rob was born to the quintessential middle-class post-WW II American family in Phila, PA. Rob grew up in the emotional devastation of a normal, nice family where the only really decent thing for him to have done with his life was be a doctor, lawyer or corporate magnate (political incorrectness deferred).
Despite this severe handicap in pursuing a “real” artist’s life, and without the necessary years of psychotherapy, drugs and anti-social behavior (ok - well, just a little of this), his artistic urges survived. In college Rob ‘delighted’ his parents by switching majors from doctor-bound premed to unemployment-bound theater arts. After 15 years as an entrepreneur, he scraped his face off the pavement yet again, sat down at a potter’s wheel for the first time in 1991 and frustrated the hell out of his fellow students in his only formal ceramic instruction - 8 beginning throwing classes.
Apparently meant to wallow in the mud, Rob researched and taught himself about firing, glazes, built his own kilns and uncovered his obsession with fire - perfect for PIT FIRE. Finally suffering and struggling at something he likes, Rob is contemplating past-life therapy to see if he was a potter, or perhaps, just a piece of mud in a previous life.
Well, now it’s 2008 and after almost 18 years of pottery, some interesting years living in Europe and a short stint in Costa Rica, Rob and his Swiss partner Nikola are back in the states self-building their own mostly-green home in central New Mexico and getting to know their new daughter Kiara. After many years of national distributing, Rob’s work will now be available only at select, high quality galleries mostly in the southwest and on the internet through ETSY!

Nikola Kael

Visions from the Sky - Materials and techniques from the Earth

Born in Switzerland, I have grown up in a world quite different from the impressive high desert of New Mexico where I now live. Being in this vast and sacred landscape that is in many parts hardly touched by human existence, it was easy for me to find what I wanted to express as an artist.

The clay - with its flexibility and earthiness - is the perfect medium for my visions. I am very blessed to have in Rob a master in the finishing techniques of clay, especially the wonderfully ancient pitfire. This process gives my sculptures their final connection to the Earth that we all emerge from.

Rob and I enjoy to share life and art - in our beautiful house in New Mexico overlooking the expansive desert of former ocean.

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