Monday, March 12, 2012

The Cup: Jeff Oestreich - Taylor Falls, MN

Jeff Oestreich High Heel Saki Cup
soda fired (3 x 3.25 inches) CUP 141 $30 SOLD

Jeff Oestreich Bach Saki Cup
soda fired (2.5 x 3.5 inches) CUP 142 $30 SOLD

A majority of my work is intended for daily use, although some pieces challenge the notion of function and find their place in a more formal setting. With this in mind, thought is given to weight, balance and access. My passion is in the geometric, playful forms and patterns of Art Deco architecture, softened by the action of the flame and vapor of the soda firing process.

Jeff Oestreich Cup
soda fired (3.74 x 5.25 inches) CUP 144 $35 SOLD

Jeff Oestreich Teabowl
soda fired (4.5 x 3.25 inches) CUP 143 $100

Jeff Oestreich Cup
soda fired (3.75 x 4.5 inches) CUP 145 $45

Jeff Oestreich is a full-time studio potter, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bemidji State University and the University of Minnesota. He followed his formal educational with an apprenticeship at the Leach Pottery in St. Ives, England from 1969-1971.  Throughout the 1980’s he taught at various universities in America and has since returned to full-time work in his studio near Taylors Falls , Minnesota where he has lived for the past 35 years. He continues to exhibit and teach short-term classes here and abroad. His latest adventure was teaching a series of workshops throughout South Africa culminating with the selection of awards for the 2010 National Ceramics Exhibition in Cape Town.

Jeff Oestreich What Cup Size Are You?
soda fired (3.75 x 5.5 inches) CUP 146 $50

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