Steve Briggs is a local artist-potter who loves to get his hands dirty by finding, digging, slaking and sieving local clays and slips with which to make pottery.
From Steve: “I have been making clay things for many years in my studio in Coal Creek Canyon. My shop is full of kilns, potter’s wheels and many bags and buckets of materials. I have a good idea of what I like in pottery, and I try to make these kinds of pots.
I like pottery that is dynamic, rather than static, that doesn’t give up all of itself the first time it is used, or looked at. I like pottery that suggests patterns, but backs off from symmetry. I like pottery that is not too slick, or clever or overstated. I like to see some excitement in the piece, some indication of the passion of the potter with a line or color or texture. I like to see that a potter has a knowledge of materials, a skillful use of forming and glazing techniques, an understanding of firing methods, then adds just a bit more.”
This pottery is safe for: oven, dishwasher, microwave.
March 14, 2020: Boulder Arts and Crafts has made the difficult decision to close the gallery until further notice in order to practice social distancing. All of our staff are healthy, and we hope to keep them well. In closing, we hope to help many others stay safe.
Although we are not open for regular business, we will be checking in each day. Please email or call if we can help you with anything. Our website is open as well. As long as the post office and UPS remain in service, we can ship you something beautiful.