Two "beeble" pots by Liz Saslaw

Liz Saslaw

York Hill Pottery

 

Lincoln VT

A Poughkeepsie, New York native, Elizabeth Saslaw was drawn to crafts at a young age. She discovered ceramics at the University of Vermont where she majored in art history. She was attracted by the rhythms and cycles of throwing, glazing and firing.

 

Liz founded York Hill Pottery in Lincoln, Vermont in 1979 and was joined in 1990 by Susan Kuehnl. Susan attended the Philadelphia College of Art, where she studied ceramics, sculpture and painting. Prior to 1990, they worked individually, but shared studio space in Bristol. 

 

In the York Hill studio, Liz does all the wheel throwing, trimming, kiln firing and marketing.  Susan glazes the pots, applies the brushwork and loads the two electric kilns.  “Working together brings out the best in our individual talents,” Liz says. “We are inspired by the humor we share, and the dogs who loll about us as we work.”

Their stoneware pottery is both decorative and functional. It is designed for every day use and may go in the oven, microwave, and dishwasher. “I love the beauty and functionality of stoneware in addition to its sturdiness. It is perfect for embellishment,” Liz explains. “The shapes and colors of my pottery echo what I see in the gardens and woods around my house in Lincoln.” To learn more about York Hill Pottery, visit her Web site at www.yorkhillpottery.com

 

Liz’s pottery was Featured at Art on Main in April, 2005.

Dragonfly design mug by Liz Saslaw