Pam Cummings Pottery
My home along the banks of the Susquehanna River and my woodland studio 5 miles away each provide particular inspiration for my pottery. The curve of an egret’s wing might show up in the lilting arc of a handle. Ephemeral wildflowers on my woodland walks remind me of the grace and ever changing nature of clay. Thirty-plus years working in this lovely dark clay have invigorated my life.
Mostly, I throw on the potter’s wheel, then alter those forms to best contain my creative vision. My matte glazes allow the forms to sing, while sparse, free-hand brushwork gives an added detail. I conceive, design, produce and market my work; a one-woman studio suits me well. I also relish contact with other artists, and am an active Master Artisan member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.