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One Acre Ceramics: Sarah & Thomas Gelsanliter

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One Acre Ceramics Pottery is handmade by Sarah & Thomas Gelsanliter at their studio in southeastern Michigan.

Sarah and Thomas often draw on the colors and patterns of their surroundings while creating their work. Luminous glazes and intricate designs are the hallmarks of the art pottery made at One Acre Ceramics, and each piece is handcrafted to be both beautiful and functional.

Thomas Gelsanliter began working with clay in the 1990s in Alexandria, VA and received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He worked as a moldmaker as well as a production manager at Motawi Tileworks in Ann Arbor, MI for nearly 9 years. Thomas’ designs are influenced by historical furniture, industrial plate ware, architecture, and classic Arts & Crafts and folk art iconography. With his background in design and tile-making, Thomas draws and hand carves all of the designs used at One Acre Ceramics

Sarah Gelsanliter has been working with clay since 1992. She worked as a production potter at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan for 10 years. She has taught ceramics classes and workshops at Yourist Studio, Pewabic Pottery, and the Ann Arbor Art Center. Sarah spent a year living in Japan, visiting studio potters throughout the country, and traveling to Korea, China, and Thailand. Her work is influenced by Asian art, Japanese brushwork and Arts & Crafts design. Covered jars, vases, candleholders, and other vessels are thrown on the potter's wheel by Sarah.

Both artists work on the pieces at different points in the process, allowing them to create finished work that neither could have achieved alone.

All work is made of stoneware clay and fired to over 2100 degrees. The clay and glazes are lead-free and food safe. Handwashing is recommended.

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