Jeffrey Lipton Pottery
I make salt glazed functional stoneware. I often reference old forms while trying to bring a freshness to both the forms and surfaces. The ever-evolving nature of this work keeps me excited and entertained. I feel a pot is truly successful if it shows sincere skill, while at the same time capturing the elusive quality of letting go.
I grew up by the rocky coast of Maine. In 2008 I earned a BFA in Ceramics from the University of Southern Maine. The following summer I took up residence at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, staying on for a year. In the fall of 2009 I began a three year pottery apprenticeship with Mark Shapiro at Stonepool Pottery in Western Massachusetts. In the fall of 2012, I returned to Maine to continue to pursue pottery. These days I can be found making pots, growing vegetables, pruning apple trees, and walking through the woods with my lovely wife Ali, and our super-dog, Waldo.