Jar by Patrice Murtha
Handmade by Patrice Murtha of Winter Rye Studio in Berwyn, Illinois.
Patrice Murtha began working in clay over 20 years ago. In her basement studio, she throws on an old Brent wheel with an eye toward simple, refined designs that are – first and foremost – functional. A wide range of familiar Midwest imagery inspires her dinnerware: grain silos; “L” girders; oilcans; skyscrapers. She finishes with glazes that reflect the colors of that landscape – both natural and urban.