Davin and Susan Butterfield , the potter and the painter, work together producing limited production fine handmade Pottery. The quintessential thing about their work is the atmospheric effects of Iron in oxygen reduction at high temperature. We use many layers of oxides, which give the brushwork a painterly depth when the oxides melt into the glaze at the highest temperature at the very edge of melting of the pot in the kin. The botanical imagery is painted in a gestural manner likened to impressionism, so that the feeling of light and color and movement comes alive on the surface. Dave's forms are studies of historical pottery and forms found in Nature. The commitment to making work in the tradition of American Art Pottery, which speaks to the synthesis of form and surface. Dave has his MFA from Wichita State University and his BFA from WVU where he studies with Robert Anderson. Their home and studio are in the Hudson valley in rural New York.
Butterfield pottery is food safe, microwavable and dishwasher safe. All stoneware cooking pots are oven proof.