December 10-11, 2022
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 4pm
Come join us on December 10 and 11 at the Eastchester Public Library at 11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester, NY for a live show and sale! Our annual show offers free admission. Masks are required.
Emily makes functional and sculptural ceramics. She believes that art creates change, and that the objects we surround ourselves with have the ability to elevate our lives. There is meaning in the mundane and transcendence in the ways we spend our days.
Emily is a member of Peekskill Clay Studio. She also creates ‘home portraits’ and commissioned artwork.
Pottery is my passion and love. Daytime I am an engineer/innovator constantly solving problems and making the world a better place. Inspired by nature, my work combines art and engineering to create intrigue beautiful functional design to bring joy for others to share. I competed nationally and have juried in professional shows and awards.
Harris returned to the arts after 30 years as a psychologist in education and eventually in business as VP of Executive Leadership and Talent Development at Pfizer, IBM, ADP, Chase and Colgate Palmolive. Harris explored silk-screening, needlepoint and pottery before rediscovering his passion for clay when he left business.
Inspired by the colors and textures in Tuscany and Provence, he reproduces the colors of the Mediterranean in wheel thrown bowls and dishes. His one-of-a-kind hand-built shells capture the feel of sand and sea from New England summers. Molten sea glass collected at the Connecticut shore complements some shells. Plates and trays capture the feel of the dunes, the sky, the water and sea grass found at Race Point and Nauset beaches on Cape Cod.
My name is Sheetal Mehta. I am a studio potter, and I make small batch pottery in Scarsdale, NY. In a world where everything is fast, full of swipes, taps, scrolls, and frenzy, I choose to make pots. It takes several weeks to produce a piece of pottery, with a lot of patience, care and meticulous attention at each stage, to get a good quality piece. When I have my coffee in a hand made mug, I know the intention that’s been put in its design and construction to make it user friendly and beautiful. When I use a hand made vase in my home, I know the mark of the potter’s hands will add to the beauty of the flowers it’s going to hold. As a form of art, handmade pottery has the power to convey meaning, evoke feelings, bring memories and become part of a routine. With all their tactility, handmade pots resemble life. Every day, these pots give me a reason to pause, relax, and soak in the feelings that each one has the power to evoke. They make those moments special!
David Rosen is a career fundraiser for progressive not-for-profit organizations and has worked at Environmental Defense Fund, New York University, and is now semi-retired and working for a bunch of great folks at the Michigan Center for Youth Justice. He lives with his wife, Sophie Hayden and son, Theo Winters. His daughter Hallie is a social worker living (where else) in Brooklyn. David took up ceramics at 14, he helped get the Chelsea Ceramics Guild off the ground in the 1980s, took a long break from clay, and then returned 4 years ago. He works out of his (very messy) garage.
Ellen Z. Salov is an artist and a high school art teacher who lives and works in southern Westchester. She draws her inspiration from her students, the people in her life and those absent from it, the ideas surrounding ‘home,’ the beauty of her parents’ Croatian homeland, and the exciting, ever-changing, always humbling nature of clay.
My potter’s journey started in Italy, when I joined my mother for a La Meridiana workshop. Thanks to that experience, I minored in ceramics with a major in architecture in college, and it has been almost 20 years of creating and recreating. Along the way, I’ve had opportunities to observe and learn from many artists from the East and West, and I like to imagine that little bits of everyone shows in my work. To express my hybrid state, I titled my brand “Jiki by Jo” – jiki means porcelain in Japanese, and Jo is my middle name my sister chose for me when I became a naturalized American citizen.
I enjoy working with the smoothness of porcelain. My pieces tend to be functional, often thrown off the hump, sometimes topped off with little sculptures, and high-fired. I like the predictability and orderliness of uniform pots, with the juxtaposition of unexpected lines and colors that happen from the glazing and firing processes. No matter how similar, each piece is different with its own curves, marks and character