Stanley Anderson

swirl decorator

About Stan

Stan Anderson works with earthenware clay and is concerned primarily with making utilitarian ware for table and kitchen. He uses the Majolica technique in decorating his pots and fires them in an electric kiln. He wants his pottery to become part of daily life, to contribute to the enjoyment of preparing and presenting food. He is concerned with the line, color patterns and their relationship to the pottery form. Because he wants his pots to be used daily, he doesn’t want to give the impression that the maker has painstakingly labored over the decoration. He paints quickly and directly on the raw glazed surface, creating liquid flowing lines, splashes of color and overlaps of brushstrokes. His hallmarks are exuberance and casual spontaneity, rhythm and grace.

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