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Steven Branfman

The Potters Shop and School

Needham, Massachusetts

www.thepottersshop/steven-branfman 

Email: sbranfpots@aol.com


Contact Information:

31 Thorpe Road
Needham, MA 02494
781-449-7687

(Exit 19B off Rt 95 Left at second light on to Webster St. Fifth left onto Thorpe Rd. #31)

 


Studio Description:

My work is about vessels and the characteristics that make the vessel come alive: volume, texture, color, and scale. One of my objectives is, through my vessels, to preserve the connection between contemporary ceramic expression and pottery’s origins as functional containers, not to transform and abandon it.

 

Raku is a practice that attracts me in many ways; tradition, culture, spontaneity, individualism, and physicality to name a few. Its historic origins serve as a constant reminder to me of where the craft has evolved from, while it’s contemporary incarnation is very different. It is a process that allows me to work simultaneously in a traditional method where all the rules have been established, and a contemporary technique where the rules are constantly in question.

 

Steven Branfman: Raku Master
http://vimeo.com/75326976

 

Vessels Gallery
http://vesselsgallery.com/wp/?page_id=2585

 

Raku Chawan
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150119807952460.298510.746312459&type=1&l=0a03bc5c45

 

Raku Vessels
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150455250417460.389844.746312459&type=1&l=c4ed307c8a

 

Glass Inlay Vessels
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150119055052460.298168.746312459&type=1&l=24056297e7

 

Potters Mark:

2406-SBCeramicSignature