Small Square BakerArtist: Robbie Lobell
$105.00 ($94.50 for $100+ members)
Shipping cost: $18.00 · with another item: $14.00
9''L x 9''W x 2''H
Robbie Lobell is a full-time studio potter and pottery teacher living and working in Coupeville, on Whidbey Island, about an hour north of Seattle, Washington. She has been working in clay for more than 30 years, receiving her education in ceramics through residencies, apprenticeships, and assistantships. I strive to express the natural qualities and lively nature of clay by using a slow turning wheel, soft clay, soft parts of my hands, and soft ribs. The interaction of sculptural and utilitarian considerations is the foundation of my forming as I seek simplicity, function, elegance, and beauty in making pots for daily use. I make pots with both a light stoneware clay body and a flameproof clay body. My forms begin on the potter's wheel and many are built upon with additions of lids, handles, spouts, and feet. Some are altered from round to rectangular, triangular, oval, or square. All the pots I make are food safe, dishwasher safe, and ready for use. Robbie States ''I was introduced to flameware clay in 2001 during a six-week residency in the studio of Karen Karnes. With this new material and ideas of cooking in clay pots, a new vocabulary of function and form has evolved as I explore the needs and aesthetics of a pot that is used from the oven to the table.''