Repeat customers who shop for pottery from local potter Keith Kreeger have that one mug, plate or bowl that they prefer to use each morning. If it’s in the dishwasher, they pull it out and wash it with their hands. Kreeger says they have developed an attachment to a pot created by an artist they’ve met, rather than a store-bought dish.
“I preach a lot that objects matter and what we surround ourselves with in our home and in our daily life matters,” Kreeger said. “As artists, we want that permanent object to mean something. It’s more than just a dish that has been made by a machine; our heart and soul are in the pieces that we make.”
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Art of the Pot
What: 10th annual ceramic studio tour and sale
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Studio Locations: Claudia Reese, 709 Tumbleweed Trail N.; Lisa Orr, 1502 Alta Vista Ave.; Chris Campbell and Ryan McKerley, 2710 E. Cesar Chavez St.; Keith Kreeger, Canopy Austin, 916 Springdale Road, Building 2, Suite 104; Artstream Nomadic Gallery, Snack Bar, 1224 S. Congress Ave.
For more information: www.artofthepot.com