Monday, March 30, 2009

Gaye Lynn and Michael Hodgson.

I had a look at Gaye Lynn and Michael Hodgson' website the other day and found this photo of the most gorgeous kiln. It would have to encourage anyone to make things just to get the smoke and flame roaring through that chimney.

Located on the beautiful Dry Cypress Creek in Wimberley (just a little off the beaten path), you’ll find the remarkable Hodgson & Hodgson Studio. Longhorn cattle roam the grounds of this beautiful country space, where an outdoor kiln fires perfect finishes into beautiful handmade pottery. Gaye Lynn and Michael Hodgson have been working with clay since the 1970s, always inspired by the beauty they find in blending function and form. They love the process of making pots and the joy that using handmade pottery brings to their lives. 

“We discovered clay and each other right after graduation from Texas A&M in 1978,” Gaye Lynn and Michael say. “From that moment, our fates were sealed—we left our brand new science degrees behind and pursued the art of pottery-making with a beginner’s zeal, relying on experience as our teacher.” 

Gaye Lynn and Michael built their studio and workshop at 1100 Dry Cypress Ranch Rd. from recycled materials salvaged from old buildings. They combine age-old techniques and modern tools with their sense of design to produce a full line of functional, handmade pottery. Gaye Lynn’s pottery is hand-built, using slab construction, while Michael uses the potter’s wheel primarily in the construction of his pots. All of their work is one-of-a-kind, as well as food, microwave, oven and dishwasher safe. The pots are perfect for use as dinnerware, serving pieces and kitchenware, or for many other uses throughout the home and garden. Call 512-847-7197 for an appointment (and directions) to meet Gaye Lynn and Michael and browse their gallery of fine pottery. You can also find Hodgson & Hodgson pottery at Brieger Pottery in Blanco, All About Image in Wimberley, and Clayways in Austin.

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