Over the next few weeks this blog will be highlighting the work of dealers who are helping to make the 2013 Guild Show one of the highlights of the summer. This week I’d like to feature the work of several talented ceramic artists you will find at the show.
Jack Cashmere, of Cashmere’s Collectables, is well known for his high-style ceramics. Colorful majolica plates, vases and tureens, with or without detailed three dimensional fruit and flowers, Staffordshire figures with charming animal companions, lamp bases, Wedgewood style vases and exquisite candleholders. You can count on Jack to have that something special that will add the perfect finishing touch to a room.
The work of LeeAnn Chellis-Wessel, of Demi-Tasse Miniatures, is sure to pull you in so that you can fully absorb the exceptional detail of her work in Italian majolica and Arts and Crafts era ceramics. LeeAnn has also been studying the techniques of Italian Renaissance painters and is reproducing their works in 1/12 scale as well.
We are also very happy that Jane Graber will be with us again this year. I know I’m not the only one who finds themselves drawn repeatedly to her wonderfully styled displays of unique and charming, red ware and stoneware. Jane is never content to keep producing the same designs so I know I will always find a new design, or a new shape that I will be unable to resist.
Troy Schmidt of Red Dragon Pottery will be venturing east this year to join us bringing his meticulous porcelain work which reflects a deep interest in Asian shapes and glazes. He is known for his delicate teapots, vases and bowls in a whole range of colored glazes from a very subtle pale celadon to vibrant ochre colored yellows and greens and on to a more modern black, contrasted with stark white, or metallic finishes. Troy has also explored some rustic American genres including face jugs and bird houses.