Working at the Wheel.
A Batik by Rosi Robinson 2008
I studied art at Marietta College, Marietta Ohio, and the Museum of Fine Art School in Boston. I studied Art History at Boston University and University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. I learned my pottery skills through an apprenticeship with Goose Rocks Pottery with Bob and Lou Lipkin in Kennebunkport, Maine and from the many potters who have shared information over the years. I have worked making pottery since 1982.
I moved to Nova Scotia in 1988. Chester is the home of my parents. I live in my great grandmother’s house here in Chester.
Amicus (Latin for friend) Gallery is a gathering of the work of many of my friends. Some were friends before the gallery was opened in 1996. Others have become friends through the interaction with them in carrying their beautiful work. It is my pleasure to have brought all this work together in a gallery which many have said is the most beautiful on the South Shore.
My pottery is made using either Porcelain or Stoneware clay. It is fired in a propane fired kiln to 2350 degrees F. The pottery is microwave and dishwasher safe. All glazes are lead free.
Porcelain is a white dense clay that is bright in finish and is a great surface for hand painting.
Stoneware is a brown clay the finished product will be more earthy looking than porcelain and has a characteristic speckling. .