Jeff Szarzi Pottery
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My pottery is for use in the home and is inspired by nature. My love for the natural world was sparked in my adolescence working at a local Michigan nature preserve. I still spend time watching animals, looking at plants and studying geology. Using my passion for carving and drawing, I capture what inspires me from nature in my surface decorations creating images that reflect the places where I live and explore. All my images are hand carved and are combined with crystalline glazes that I mixed to compliment the carving.
In my past, I’ve been a field biologist, carpenter, and science teacher. I started my adventure in clay 12 years ago as a curiosity. I took ceramic classes at our local college and upon retiring from teaching attended an eight week spring session at Penland School of Craft taught by the “North Carolina Living Treasure”, potter Cynthia Bringle. I continue to explore the ceramic process by attending workshops. Currently, I sell my work in galleries throughout Alaska and online.
I will have an outside venue for the 2023 Homer Pottery Tour. There will be a tent area set up outside my studio with pottery on display for sale. The hours will be 10-5 on Saturday and 11-4 on Sunday. I will post a few items on my website as well.