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Jonathan Kesler

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Pine - Jonathan Kesler Tan Pine - Jonathan Kesler Twilight - Jonathan Kesler. Red Tree - Jonathan Kesler Birds - Jonathan Kesler Pressed Leaf - Jonathan Kesler Dragonflies - Jonathan Kesler Pine Bough - Jonathan Kesler

Examples of the current design patterns made by Jonathan. Select an image above for a larger view.

From L to R: blue pine, tan pine, twilight, red tree, bird, pressed leaf, dragonflies, and pine bough.

Contact us to purchase Jonathan's pottery. We will ship within the United States. 330-854-2966. Visa and MC accepted.

Current forms available in most of the design patterns shown above. Examples below are all in blue pine.

All items are food safe and dishwasher safe. All dimensions given are approximate since the items are handmade.

Select an image below to see a larger view.

Jonathan Kesler blue pine plate.

Plates - 10" round. $38.00

Jonathan Kesler blue pine lidded sugar bowl.

Sugar bowl lidded - 4.5" tall by 3" ID. $27.00

Jonathan Kesler blue pine creamer.

Creamer - 4.5" tall by 3.5" ID. $24.00

Jonathan Kesler blue pine mug.

Mug - 5" tall by 3" ID. $27.00

Jonathan Kesler blue pine tall tumbler.

Tall tumbler - 7" tall by 3" ID. $16.50

Jonathan Kesler tan pine goblet.

Goblet - shown in tan pine. 8" tall by 3" wide at the foot. $27.00

Jonathan Kesler blue pine 3 piece canister set.

Canister set -3 piece lidded - 5", 4" ,3" tall by 8", 6.5", and 4.5" ID. $195.00

Jonathan Kesler blue pine 3 piece candle holder set.

Candle holder set - 3 pieces - 8", 6", and 4" tall. $81.00

Jonathan Kesler blue pine handled basket.

Basket with handle - 4.5" tall body by 7" ID. Overall  7.5" tall with handle. $67.00

Jonathan Kesler blue pine large rectangular tray.

Large rectangular tray - 14" by 6.5" $57.00

Jonathan Kesler blue pine napkin holder.

Napkin holder - 4" tall. 6.5" wide inside. 9" wide with handles. $60.00

Jonathan Kesler blue pine pitcher.

Pitcher - 8.5" tall by 6". $72.00

Jonathan Kesler blue pine small rectangular tray.

Small rectangular tray - 7" by 6.5" $33.00

Jonathan Kesler blue pine handled soup bowl.

Soup bowl with handle - 3" tall by 7" wide at handle. Bowl is 4.5" ID. $27.00

Jonathan Kesler blue pine two handled jug.

Two handled jug - 10" tall. $63.00

Jonathan Kesler blue pine butter keeper.

Butter keeper - 4.5" tall by 5" around. $43.00

Jonathan Kesler blue pine relish tray.

Relish tray - 13" across, 1/2" deep. Attached bowl is 4" wide by 2.5" deep. $69.00

Jonathan Kesler blue pine round lidded jar.

Round lidded jar - 6.5" tall 2.5" ID. 8" tall with lid. $60.00

Jonathan Kesler blue pine round platter.

Large round platter - 16" across by 2" deep. 2.5" tall overall. $142.00

Jonathan Kesler blue pine single handle jug.

Single handled jug - 9" tall by 5" diameter at base. $60.00

Jonathan Kesler blue pine spoon crock.

Spoon crock - 7" tall by 5" ID. $63.00

Jonathan Kesler blue pine tall lidded jar.

Tall lidded jar - 7" tall by 2.5" ID. 8.5" tall with lid. $60.00

After 12 years of producing an exclusive wholesale line, friends prompted me to participate in juried art shows. Wishing to explore personal ideas and concepts, I agreed. At this point my university art major and environmental minor coalesced. Nine more years of experimenting and refining has yielded my present style and body of forms.

All work is done by myself, starting with dry clay blending, wet clay mixing, and pugging. After these initial preparations, I size the clay for weight, then form by hand, either on the wheel or by slab rolling. Pieces may be altered by cutting, paddling, and faceting. Hand built additions may be added. Handles are pulled or rolled.

Wet forms are allowed to dry. Then, I load them into a kiln for preliminary bisque firing.

After the pots are cool they are removed from the kiln and the glaze process begins.

Forms are glazed using a variety of techniques including resist, dipping, trailing, brushing, sponging, and spraying. I have developed my own glaze formulas that give each piece its unique quality. My special style of glazing, more like painting, is a labored process with the average requiring 400 to 600 specific brush strokes and trailing placed layer by layer over a base glaze.

Upon completion, work is stacked again in the kiln and high-fired to a vitreous state. This requires eight to ten hours with temperatures reaching as high as 2300 or cone 9-10, then cooling for 12 t0 24 hours.

In the end, I hope to have created art, which suggest the beauty of our natural world. Individual pieces that can be used to generate personal expression and environment, and work which is life inclusive by function.

Jonathan Kesler - Earthly Arts Pottery - Established 1982

 

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