Archie Johnson & Ruth Cohen
MUD AND FIRE POTTERS
ARCHIE JOHNSON & RUTH COHEN
Little Meadows, Pennsylvania has been the home of MUD AND FIRE POTTERS for more than 1½ decades. The serene Endless Mountains with their breathtaking seasonal grandeur frame the site, creating a textbook background for the studio. Daily scenes of local wildlife complete the everyday natural environment that is so enjoyed.
Throwing pots and wood-firing in The Firefly, our well-seasoned kiln, remain at the forefront of studio life. Weeks and sometimes months after transforming a lump of clay into bowls, teapots, vases or sculptural forms, the time to wood-fire arrives, only to be followed by the anticipation of unloading the kiln. This never fails to generate a renewed sense of awe and accomplishment in this centuries-old art form and craft. This much used kiln yields wonderful shino glazes with a modest amount of ash.
Our studio produces pottery that has slowly evolved into a unique and recognizable style characterized by a simplicity of form, shell markings and stamps, and distinctive surfaces textures.
Cupping a hand-crafted tea bowl as it slowly reaches your lips is a powerful and personal experience. It adds a small touch of warmth and beauty to the sensation of sipping your favorite beverage.
Our studio is located at 1002 Bow Bridge Road, just one mile east of Route 858. A large stone bearing our insignia is on our side of the road. We can be contacted at (570)623-3335 and firstname.lastname@example.org. At your leisure, we hope you will peruse our website, www.mudandfirepotters.com and find us on facebook.