Colander by Gary Carstens
Handmade by Gary Carstens in Maquoketa, IA.
As an observer and participant in natural places, Gary Carstens finds himself drawn to geologic planes, vertical and horizontal lines, and other structures that define both intimate and far-reaching environments. These elements have been the inspiration and focus of his current body of work.
His pottery is built from stoneware, paper clay or porcelain, and high fired in atmospheric wood kilns.