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Joseph Pelka

Booth Number: TBD

Fort Wayne, IN

The inspiration behind my work stems from the desire to take something from the earth and create vessels that will be valued from generation to generation. I have always appreciated and been fascinated with nature and incorporate it into many of my designs.

To create my pieces, I use hand-building and wheel-thrown techniques both separately and in combinations. Quality craftsmanship is of vital concern with each vessel. Each piece is hand-crafted individually and no pieces are ever slipcast. The majority of my vessels are meticulously decorated on the exterior with brushed-on, layered ceramic glazes. A colored glaze is then poured into the interior to complete the piece. I am the designer, the builder and the decorator of my clay art.