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New School Pottery

$100.00 CAD
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Jeffrey Taylor has been honing his craft full time as a potter since 1997 in his character home/studio – a converted 1928 schoolhouse in Duval, Saskatchewan. 

 He made his first pottery in 1989 during grade 12 at boarding school in Caronport. Later he studied in the fine arts program at Red Deer College in Alberta, and after resettling in Saskatchewan he got involved with the Saskatchewan Craft Council, sitting on their board for several years. He has been the participant in an ArtsSmarts grant from the Saskatchewan Arts Board for an historical project at Raymore School. He  has also been a mentor in CARFAC Saskatchewan’s mentorship program for artists.

 In 2010 Jeffrey married Nadia who now helps with business operations, the various stages that follow throwing, and is learning the craft as they manage Newschool Arts together.

 Serving up dishes for everyday use, Newschool Arts is well known for touchable textures, bold colours, and unusual patterns, resulting in unique functional art. While Jeffrey repeats uniform shapes and sizes, no two pieces are exactly alike. Unusual tools like gear wheels and syringes add unique imprints, splotches and strokes. He has worked especially hard at designing drip limiting teapots with lids that won’t tip out when pouring, an extra hole in the lid to hook a tea ball, and optional handles for easier lifting.  Recent teapot series have explored using shed deer antler and local trees as handle materials. He calls these Trophy Teapots.

New School Pottery

Please Note:- While Jeffrey repeats uniform shapes and sizes, no two pieces are exactly alike. Unusual tools like gear wheels and syringes add unique imprints, splotches and strokes.

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