A message from Ryan Strobel, one of my favourite US potters:
I'm excited to be part of a show at the AKAR gallery in Iowa (also online) that
opened this afternoon.
The show is called "Iowa Seeds," and features work from Simon, the potter I
apprenticed for, myself, and the 7 other potters that have apprenticed for him
over the years.
The title references the fact that Simon got his ceramics education in Iowa
(University of Iowa) and studied with some great Iowa potters like Clary Illian,
Bunny McBride, and Chuck Hindes, and how what he learned there was then
passed on to us apprentices.
The show is interesting to view (for me at least!) because you can see common
threads in our work, but also our individual voices and perspectives.
It's also exciting for me because AKAR is a big national gallery, so i'm honored
to have work there!
I sent them five of my nicest wood-fired pieces that i'd been saving for a
Check it out!
Thanks for your time-- Ryan
And here are pieces by Simon Levin, and four of his past apprentices,
in my wood fired pottery collection: