Saturday, June 9, 2012

James Sankowski and Ballston Lake Pottery at Beekman Street Art Fair

(Last post before the Beekman Art Festival tomorrow!)

{Oval Vase, James Sankowski, Ballston Lake Pottery}
Here's the beautiful work of Ballston Lake's James Sankowski:

In 2002, James was one of three artists I interviewed for the Times Union article "Artisans are at Home in the Handmade Life" Here's a little bit from the article:

" Sankowski marvels at the lure of a handcrafted item in today's world. He remebers when a woman came up to him at a show and told him she simply could not start her day without wrapping her hands around a particular mug she purchased from him. "I'm so immersed in my wor, the forms and the glazes," Sankowski says, "It's surprising when I realize the spiritual connection it has to daily life"

One thing I remember about visiting James Sankowski's home was the beautiful display of pottery -his and pieces he's collected - that he had on display in his living room. How nice to have such beautiful pieces to use every day!

If you'll be at the Beekman Street Art Fair tomorrow, be sure to stop by James's booth Ballston Lake Pottery! I'll have a copy of the full Times Union article at my booth.

..and here's one more image of jewelry I'll be bringing to the show:
{Loretta Fontaine Jewelry sterling silver Maria rings}


  1. I like the oval vase above and your rings are stunning! I hope you did well at your show this weekend Loretta!


  2. Oh this is gorgeous! I so agree I hope that you did well at the show!


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