JacobAccursoPottery

Jacob Accurso

Logsden, Oregon On Etsy since 2013

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Jacob Accurso

Logsden, Oregon | 57 Sales

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Note from shop owner I've met so many wonderful people through my Etsy shop! People who have purchased my pots and now drink their coffee or eat their cereal or serve others with my pottery, people who have added me to their creative and beautiful treasuries and people who have simply sent me a compliment. I have loved every minute of it. But I have become too busy to maintain the Etsy site and shipping is a time consuming aspect that I don't especially enjoy.

I have decided to close the Etsy store and sell my pots from my studio. I'm sorry that I won't be making the cross-country connections through my pots but this is easier and far less stressful for me. If you ever find yourself in Oregon, on Highway 20 heading towards the coast, give me a call (to make sure I'm home) and then turn right at milepost 5.5 towards Siletz. I'd love to give you a demonstration and let you peruse my studio store.

Ecks oh,
Jacob
541-444-1234

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 18, 2014

I've met so many wonderful people through my Etsy shop! People who have purchased my pots and now drink their coffee or eat their cereal or serve others with my pottery, people who have added me to their creative and beautiful treasuries and people who have simply sent me a compliment. I have loved every minute of it. But I have become too busy to maintain the Etsy site and shipping is a time consuming aspect that I don't especially enjoy.

I have decided to close the Etsy store and sell my pots from my studio. I'm sorry that I won't be making the cross-country connections through my pots but this is easier and far less stressful for me. If you ever find yourself in Oregon, on Highway 20 heading towards the coast, give me a call (to make sure I'm home) and then turn right at milepost 5.5 towards Siletz. I'd love to give you a demonstration and let you peruse my studio store.

Ecks oh,
Jacob
541-444-1234

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On Etsy since 2013

Durable handmade pottery for everyday use

Did you know that clay is not dirt, but rock? Over the course of millions of years, solid rock is broken down by the forces of wind and rain, freezing cold and blazing hot temperatures, to eventually become clay. My kiln is a sort of time machine that I use to turn beautifully arranged particles of clay back into a hard rock-like state.

I discovered pottery as a novice monk at Mount Angel Abbey. Learning to center clay from a monk who learned it from another monk, I joined a long monastic tradition of mastering an artistic craft as a complement to contemplative life. I thrived at the wheel, cultivating the patience and discipline to learn one of the oldest art forms on earth. Though I did not make a lifelong commitment to monastic life, my years at the Abbey making plates, bowls and goblets for everyday use, shapes my relationship with pottery to this day.

Leaving the monastery, I accepted an invitation to apprentice for one of the Northwest’s premiere potters, Jeff Procter, who became a generous mentor and a close friend. My first job was as a production potter for Pottery West on the Oregon coast throwing thousands of bowls for Mo’s Restaurants; an arrangement that earned me all the chowder I could eat! I had the chance to study with some of the best potters of the twentieth century, including Tom Coleman, Pat Horsley, Warren MacKenzie, Ellen Currans, Frank Boyden and Jay Jensen, and was honored to help carry the tradition forward myself as a teacher. Like other professional potters, I exhibited in juried shows, sold in galleries and attended art fairs.

A man of many interests – ham radio, beekeeping, guitar, scuba diving, languages, travel, and flying among them – I've taken time to pursue other careers including law enforcement, social work, health coaching and private investigation. I returned to the wheel full-time in 2013 with a new vigor and passion for the work. In my woodland studio, I strive to produce pieces that are pleasing to the eye, comfortable in the hands, useful in everyday life and durable enough to last for generations.

Continuing to perfect my forms, learn new texturing techniques and develop vibrant glazes with locally sourced clays, my intention is to stay connected to my monastic roots and live by the labor of my hands. “Ora et labora” as the Benedictines say. Prayer and work.

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    Jacob learned pottery as a novice monk at Mt. Angel Abbey. Though he left the monastery, he has continued to make pots for over 30 years. In his woodland studio, he produces beautiful, functional pieces durable enough to last for generations.

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