bryancronk

Bryan Cronk Ceramics: Handmade Rustic Pottery

Livingston Manor, New York · 149 Sales

bryancronk

Bryan Cronk Ceramics: Handmade Rustic Pottery

Livingston Manor, New York 149 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Rustic handmade functional ceramics, including mugs, vases, dinner service ware, made by my hands in the heart of the Catskills. Please contact me with any questions you may have about my work.

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Last updated on Dec 11, 2017

Rustic handmade functional ceramics, including mugs, vases, dinner service ware, made by my hands in the heart of the Catskills. Please contact me with any questions you may have about my work.

Bryan Cronk

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Working on more valet trays! Will be in the shop shortly.
New studio, producing new bowls, plates, and vases!
Working on a few commissions. Plates, vases, and planters.
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About

Welcome to my shop!

My name is Bryan, and I'm a ceramics artist working out of the Catskills; and I will always have a beard.

I’m a long-time knitter and photographer with a DIY ethic who found myself curious about ceramics. After I threw my first functional bowl, though, I fell in love with how pottery is more than a hobby but a complex, meditative, and practical skill.

I work out of my tiny home studio in the Catskills Region in NY. I work off of the wheel as well as handbuild. When on the wheel, I tend to create the initial shape, and then I use a variety of methods to alter the form before firing. With handbuilding, I love the organic nature and movement of the clay, and like to let the clay do what it wants to do. When selecting glazes, I’m drawn to neutral earth tones, and look to emphasize the textures I create. I’m inspired by the wabi-sabi aesthetic of Japanese teabowls, and love how unpredictable glazes can be when used in combination.

My latest work combines the inherent warmth of wood with the hard yet practical nature of ceramics. My work has gotten great responses from my instructors, fellow artists, and friends, but I wanted to share my work with a larger community that appreciates hand-made objects. So I’ve set up an Etsy shop. Have a look around. I hope you like what you see.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions about my work.

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