Stoneware piece handmade by Michael Buckley in his workshop in Orléans
Michael Buckley began working with clay when he was in high school in Davenport, Iowa. Through this experience, he decided to undertake a year-long apprenticeship in pottery before beginning his undergraduate studies at the Kansas City Art Institute.
He moved to France about fifteen years ago and opened his first workshop in Orléans.
Michael has two main areas of interest: the first is the history of ceramics and in particular ancient Chinese ceramics. The second concerns the reactions that occur between his glazes and the clay. He researches wild clays and experiments with many types of firing in electric and gas ovens in order to bring out the natural colors and textures of the material. His work is distinguished by its pure and refined forms, as well as by a constant research on surfaces and textures.
TECHNIQUE : Potter's wheel
COOKING : Electric
MATERIALS : Black sandstone
EMAIL : From personal research. Several layers of enamel are applied to the plate (kaolin powder, matte glaze, etc.)
COLOUR : Dark brown and white
DIMENSIONS : Ø 23cm, height 2.5cm
USES AND MAINTENANCE:
NOTE: Like any handcrafted product, these pieces may have slight variations in shape, color and thickness. Beware of colored foods such as turmeric, kimchi which could leave long-term traces.