Summer Hollow Pottery ~ Throwing Mud, Creating Art!
About the Artist Wendy Summers
Wendy Summers, owner of Summer Hollow Pottery, grew up in southern Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay region. Having come from a family with a strong matriarchal tradition of hand crafting, it was no surprise when Wendy entered a well-known New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred to study sculpture and art. It was as a sculpting student that Wendy Summers discovered her passion for making pottery. After receiving a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Alfred University, Wendy moved to West Virginia to pursue her graduate study in ceramics at West Virginia University, and as she put it, learn how to throw pots. At West Virginia University she concentrated on developing her throwing, firing, and glazing techniques.
Summer Hollow Pottery
Wendy has operated her own pottery studio for over 25 years. Summer Hollow Pottery is located in the beautiful rural hills of central West Virginia. Wendy is a Tamarack, Best of West Virginia craftsman, she has had her work features in Martha Stewart Living Magazine and Gourmet Magazine.
Wendy strives to bring forms, textures, and color together in a way that is both aesthetically pleasing and completely functional. The graceful, fluid lines of her work are often reminiscent of the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Wendy Summers’ forms remind one that elegance and beauty are often more evident in simplicity than in showiness. Summer Hollow Pottery is marked with functionalism, beauty, artistry, and quality craftsmanship. From the precisely turned lid handles to the whimsical curve of a pigs ear, look closely and you will see that God truly is in the details.
Philosophy of Making Pots
As a potter, I use skill and craftsmanship to make familiar kitchen pottery, such as bowls, mugs, pitcher, and so on…these objects are associated with the tasks of everyday living. They are useful and practical.
Studio potters will often makes items like mugs, bowls, and jugs. These items are important to me and I love to work with these quintessential ceramic items. As an artist, I use creativity to enrich these familiar objects. My goal is to create distinctively artful pottery that is useful and beautiful. It is my hope that my pots will enrich your everyday life. Special kitchen pottery, because everyday is a special day!
While all my pottery is in a way unique and creative, and I take pains to make sure even the ‘lowliest’ mug possesses care in all its details; my unique pottery is specially created to be truly UNIQUE!
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Like and follow on Summer Hollow Pottery on Facebook! Check out my pottery and gardening boards on Pinterest. There is a lot more additional information, planting tips and tricks on my boards! And visit my Etsy shop for additional handmade ceramic planters, flower pots, and other handmade pottery items! My inventory is different in all my shops!
I also welcome custom orders! Email me with your idea and we can see if I can make your gardening idea a reality