Maxine Krasnow / Tucson Clay Co-op


About the Artist

I enjoy the challenge of creating useful pots to enrich and celebrate the mundane rituals of daily life and to make them holy.

I have been making pots for over 40 years. My primary influences & teachers have been Byron Temple, Warren MacKenzie, Bernard Leach and Hamada.

After all these years, I still feel like a kid on Christmas morning when I open the kiln to see a new load of pots. Wood/Soda firing is a great adventure and the pots to me are both ancient and modern at the same time.

Maxine Krasnow / Tucson Clay Co-op
Photo credit: Julia DeConcini

About the Process

For the last four years, I have been mainly working in Cone 10 clay, combining wheel and hand techniques.

I am trying to capture the way the clay looks when it is wet and fresh off the the wheel. I fire them in a wood salt kiln which I stoke for almost 6 hours, using wood that has sat in a super saturated solution of soda ash for over four days.

Virtual Studio Tour

This artist is participating in a live Zoom Studio Tour:
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Time: Sat, Nov. 28 10:00 am

Contact & Purchase Information

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Pricing Information: Less than $150

You can purchase online, with our contactless square account at the gallery, or by putting money in an envelope and dropping it in the mailbox on our front door.

Contact Information
Phone: (917) 705-3803

Studio Information
Tucson Clay Co-op
Address: 3326 North Dodge Blvd., Tucson, Arizona, 85716, [ Map it! ]
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Studio Phone: (917) 705-3803