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ceramic teapot by Michael Barsanti

The hand-made designs of Michael Barsanti's pottery emphasize a synthesis of traditional forms. Each piece uses a single glaze, allowing the texture and edges of the form to determine variations in color. Wherever there is an edge, the glaze thins and flows off, producing a different color.

Michael Barsanti received his M.F.A. at the University of Minnesota, where he had the opportunity to study with Warren McKenzie. His home and studio are in Sharon, Vermont. Michael has served on the faculty of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, since 1981.


Steps in the process of putting handles on mugs.

raw handles for mugs mugs drying to leather hardness
roughing a mug for the handle attaching the handle

Workshop photos by Nick Friedenberg.

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