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One Acre Ceramics Sarah and Thomas Gelsanliter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Acre Ceramics pottery and tiles are handmade by Sarah and Thomas Gelsanliter at their studio in Augusta Township, Michigan.  The intricate patterns on the tiles and pottery are designed and hand carved.  Sarah and Thomas often draw on the colors and patterns of their surroundings while creating their work. Luminous glazes and intricate designs are the hallmarks of the art pottery and tiles made at One Acre Ceramics, and each piece is hand-crafted to be both beautiful and functional. With his background in design and tile-making, Thomas draws and hand carves all of the designs used at One Acre Ceramics. Covered jars, vases, candleholders, and other vessels are thrown on the potter’s wheel by Sarah. Both artists work on the pieces at different points in the process, allowing them to create finished work that neither could have achieved alone. Working together also allows them to draw on their varied backgrounds in clay and means daily conversations about designing new pieces, expanding surface treatments, and solving technical challenges.

Thomas began working with clay in the 90s in Alexandria, Virginia and received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Thomas’ designs are influenced by historical furniture, industrial plate ware, and classic Arts & Crafts and folk art iconography.

Sarah has been working with clay since 1992. She worked as a production potter at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan for ten years. She has taught ceramics classes and workshops at Yourist Studio, Pewabic Pottery, and the Ann Arbor Art Center. Sarah spent a year living in Japan, visiting studio potters throughout the country, and traveling to Korea, China, and Thailand. Her work is influenced by Asian art, Japanese brushwork and Arts & Crafts design.

See our One Acre Ceramics Gallery