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Custom orders for multiple settings, platters, and vases are available.

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About the artist
"My own artistic background is familial. I come from a locally-respected lineage of "lady painters", art teachers, patrons, and collectors on Maui, Hawai'i. As a child I was surrounded by art, and the regular making of art. My influences were equally European and Asian, with a goodly dose of Pacific Island. I grew up thinking that art was a normal part of life" - Chris Nielsen

Chris Nielsen's work is truly a combination of function and style. His glazes are made from his own recipes and when combined with brushed slip they have a muted quality that offer a clean, fine line
and peaceful aesthetic.

"Ideas of classic form have existed in all cultures. For tens of thousands of years, human beings have reproduced lines and shapes that are remarkably similar and considered them mysteriously satisfying. The cave paintings of Altamira and Lascaux, Neolithic pottery of every continent, the statuary and architecture of ancient civilizations, even the form-dissolution and reconstitution of modern abstract expressionism all depend on or search from the Platonic Idea of formal beauty."

Chris is happy to do commissioned work within his own glaze palette and style. He also offers customized dinnerware sets. Please contact us to schedule a meeting with Chris or to place an order.


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