Galaxy Platter First Draft, Dark Color, roughly 12.5" diameter by 2" thick, approx 10 pounds, SK2294

$1,695.00

This platter was made on a historical pottery kick-wheel with Stoneware clay and fired in an electric kiln. 

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This art is directly inspired by two artists who inspired me to pursue a full-time career as a potter and ceramic artist: Peter Voulkos and Don Reitz.

These photos below show my early college experiences with the two men. Voulkos passed away before I got my hands in clay. Studying, viewing and holding his art was the closest I got to him personally. Reitz (who was a close, personal friend of Pete) showed off his skills and radiated enthusiasm during a two day workshop I saw in college.

Reitz went through two wheelbarrows of clay in two days. He brought other artists to tears when talking about his art, life, friends and Pete. It was truly remarkable. I feel honored to have been able to document Reitz at 79 years old, throwing 100 pound platters like it was child's play.

You can learn more about how I crafted my career to follow in the footsteps of these men in my guest authorship for American Craft Council:

 

"A Potter's Journey: Art Experiences Outside The College Classroom" 

cherrico-voulkos-reitz-platter-sculpture-pottery.jpg

don-reitz-throwing-3-images-joel-cherrico-pottery-abstract-expressionism-in-clay-flagstaff-az.jpg

*The photo of me holding a Peter Voulkos platter is not the platter you are purchasing. It is a marketing photo, intended to show a link to my historical pottery influences only. You are purchasing one Cherrico Pottery platter only. 

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This platter was made on a historical pottery kick-wheel with Stoneware clay and fired in an electric kiln. 

Learn More 

This art is directly inspired by two artists who inspired me to pursue a full-time career as a potter and ceramic artist: Peter Voulkos and Don Reitz.

These photos below show my early college experiences with the two men. Voulkos passed away before I got my hands in clay. Studying, viewing and holding his art was the closest I got to him personally. Reitz (who was a close, personal friend of Pete) showed off his skills and radiated enthusiasm during a two day workshop I saw in college.

Reitz went through two wheelbarrows of clay in two days. He brought other artists to tears when talking about his art, life, friends and Pete. It was truly remarkable. I feel honored to have been able to document Reitz at 79 years old, throwing 100 pound platters like it was child's play.

You can learn more about how I crafted my career to follow in the footsteps of these men in my guest authorship for American Craft Council:

 

"A Potter's Journey: Art Experiences Outside The College Classroom" 

cherrico-voulkos-reitz-platter-sculpture-pottery.jpg

don-reitz-throwing-3-images-joel-cherrico-pottery-abstract-expressionism-in-clay-flagstaff-az.jpg

*The photo of me holding a Peter Voulkos platter is not the platter you are purchasing. It is a marketing photo, intended to show a link to my historical pottery influences only. You are purchasing one Cherrico Pottery platter only. 

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Width: 18.00 (in)
Height: 12.00 (in)
Depth: 18.00 (in)

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