contact name: Jeff Longtin
2205 California St NE #311
Minneapolis MN 55418
open to public: yes
hours: By appointment only.
Bernard Leach suggested that a potter should "be of his times".
Rather than use textures that exist in nature I have chosen to create textures using plaster and plaster molds.
For that reason I think I embody Mr Leach's ideal to the fullest.
I've been a potter since the early 80's. I started slip casting in the late 80's.
My designs are all my own. Each has taken years to develop. The teapot has evolved over time. starting out as a 40 once beast and now a more manageable 16 ounce vessel.
The braille cup, Sixdot Braile Products, was born in 1986 but also involved several years development. It was finally introduced in 1997.
The textures were originally born as surfaces for ergonomic handles for the braille cups. Liking them better not as handles I decided to use them as surfaces for pots. The process of deciding upon the best application for the textures has also been a 10 year endeavor.
To see what's currently available visit my etsy store at www.jefflongtin.etsy.com
1986 - Contemporary Crafts for Dining, International Design Center, Minneapolis, MN
1986 - The Teapot Show - Grand Ave Art and Framing, St Paul, MN
1987 - American Craft Council ACE Expo - St Paul Civic Center, St Paul, MN
1987 - Tableware Invitational - del Mano Gallery, Brentwood, CA
1999 - Craft Forms - Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
Country of Citizenship:
October 31, 1962