|Neil Estrick Teapot $120|
porcelain, Cone 8 oxidation (8.5" x 10" x 7")
There is a cupboard full of handmade mugs in my kitchen. Over the years my wife and I have decided which of the mugs our favorites are, and those pieces have migrated to the front of the cupboard. The rest of the mugs rarely see the light of day, unless we have a large party. All of the mugs in our cupboard have some level of visual appeal, but what sets our favorites apart from the rest is that they are a pleasure to use. There is something about the quality of their construction that makes us want them to be apart of our daily lives. I want every pot I make to have that same appeal.
Neil Estrick holds a BFA in Visual Art with an emphasis in ceramics and photography, and a MFA in Ceramics. He has been making pottery for more than 18 years, and specializes in wheel thrown porcelain. Neil was born and raised in Colorado, but currently resides in Grayslake, Illinois with his wife Sara, a veterinarian, and his two young sons, Jack and Henry.
For the past 6 years he has been the owner of Neil Estrick Gallery, LLC, in Grayslake, Illinois. In addition to being a working studio and gallery, the business has a large classroom studio space where Neil holds pottery classes for kids and adults. Neil also offers workshops for teachers, sells kilns and other pottery equipment, and repairs kilns and wheels in the Chicago-Milwaukee area.