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192 Jim Boone Rd
Bakersville, NC, 28705
United States


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For Now, Both

Michael Kline

 One of the most difficult balances in my studio these days is whether to make work with porcelain inlay or my standard ware. The inlay takes a lot of a very specific focus and its evolution is very slow and time is a real consideration. The painted tableware is familiar and I fill up the table with thrown wares. It's actually a perfect counter to the slow pace and intense focus of the inlay. If I were to just make one or just the other I may not feel fulfilled, so I do both to feel balance.

display of pottery at the recent Spruce Pine Potters Market

This past weekend, though, I felt that I was doing the “body of work” a disservice by showing them together as you can see in this picture. So next time I may try to display them in a different way. I know it's hard to see my arrangement from the narrow view of this picture, but what do you think? ANY advice will be taken into consideration!


Thanks for your input!