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Steven Branfman

The Potters Shop and School

Needham, Massachusetts


Email: sbranfpots@aol.com

Contact Information:

31 Thorpe Road
Needham, MA 02494

(Exit 19B off Rt 95 Left at second light on to Webster St. Fifth left onto Thorpe Rd. #31)


Studio Description:

My work is about vessels and the characteristics that make the vessel come alive: volume, texture, color, and scale. One of my objectives is, through my vessels, to preserve the connection between contemporary ceramic expression and pottery’s origins as functional containers, not to transform and abandon it.


Raku is a practice that attracts me in many ways; tradition, culture, spontaneity, individualism, and physicality to name a few. Its historic origins serve as a constant reminder to me of where the craft has evolved from, while it’s contemporary incarnation is very different. It is a process that allows me to work simultaneously in a traditional method where all the rules have been established, and a contemporary technique where the rules are constantly in question.


Steven Branfman: Raku Master


Vessels Gallery


Raku Chawan


Raku Vessels


Glass Inlay Vessels


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