Nancy Scilipote

Hand-built stoneware box

Over 20 years ago, Nancy’s children gave her a gift of pottery classes and she has been making pots ever since. Nancy was a studio potter at Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven for much of that time but has recently given that up to spend more time in her own studio. Nancy uses stoneware and porcelain fired to cone 6 (2200 F) in an electric kiln. She makes all of her own glazes and likes to experiment with different glaze combinations. Nancy enjoys the versatility of clay and as a result the work may be thrown, hand built or a combination of the two. She uses texture, slips and glazes to achieve a desired look. Nancy continues to learn and explore by taking workshops; most recently a Women Working with Clay Symposium at Hollins University in Roanok, VA. She has also attended workshops with Jennifer McCurdy, Tom Coleman, Hayne Bayless and Jeff Oestreich. Although she leans toward functional work, Nancy tries to inject a decorative and whimsical feeling.

 

 

Essex Summer Arts Festival
June 17-18, 2017
12 Main St. Essex, CT
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