I make wheel-thrown and hand-built functional pottery with the emphasis on the tactile and the intention of contemplation, while exploring the Japanese aesthetics of wabi-sabi, mono no aware, and shibusa.
“…all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.” – Richard Powell, Wabi Sabi Simple
“If an object or expression can bring about, within us, a sense of serene melancholy and a spiritual longing…” – Andrew Juniper, Wabi Sabi: The Japanese Art of Impermanence
“…things that exhibit in paradox and all at once the very best of everything and nothing: Elegant simplicity. Effortless effectiveness. Understated excellence. Beautiful imperfection.” – Dr. Soetsu Yanagi, The Unknown Craftsman
The objects made by my hands should feel right in yours, unique vessels from which to eat and drink while pondering life, the universe, and everything.
Or simply enjoy a nice hot cup of tea.
This is my inspiration, motivation, and raison d’être as I continue to learn, create, and evolve.
Thank you and enjoy!
– Stephen Edward Goss of GossCræft Pottery
Somerville Open Studios is happening the weekend of May 1st-2nd, 2021, it will be a mix of in-person and virtual events. Saturday I will be outside 28-30 Dane Street and both Saturday & Sunday I will be available online at Booth Central.
And I have been busy updating my Etsy shop with over fifty new items added in mid-April.
Stay healthy, safe, and creative. Be seeing you!
All of my pottery is mid- to high-temperature glaze fired stoneware (cone 6-10, over 2200ºF/1200ºC) and is non-toxic (lead-free & cadmium-free), microwave-safe, and dishwasher-ready. Hand washing with warm soapy water is encouraged.