Jeffrey Lipton, a guild member and talented potter born and raised in Maine, now a resident of Litchfield with a studio barn in his backyard is known for his carved style and clean glazing, Jeffrey’s pot’s are all handmade and typically thrown on a wheel. He tries to make work that shows the various parts of the process, leaving some of the subtle marks that come from the making process. Pots that have imagery are made using wax resist and a variety of decorative slips. Each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind.
Jeffrey has been making pots since he was in college. Near the end of his first semester he created a gravy boat with a sculpted human nose as the spout. The spark was ignited.
After graduating college he made his way to the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, where he combined his growing love of ceramics with his love of lawn games. In 2009 Jeffery and his partner moved to western Massachusetts in order for him to pursue a three year apprenticeship with Mark Shapiro of Stonepool Pottery, a process that allowed him to gain a deeper knowledge of the craft of pottery, as well as try new ideas and meet other potters.
After his apprenticeship, Jeffrey returned to his home state of Maine and purchased property in Litchfield. Jeffrey’s work is at Maine Craft Portland as well as the Center for Maine Craft. Typically known for his cool blues, and slate greys, Jeffrey has debuted a new series of saturated work in his classic carved style.
Jeffrey Lipton’s work is available at the Maine Craft Portland.
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