Each pot made by artist Anne Sullivan is made individually, as a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Each whimsical piece has a lot of personality. Anne loves to use wheel-throwing, as well as hand-building techniques and textures to create unique teapots as well as other pieces of pottery that bring her joy with their form and decoration.
All of the pieces are made with stoneware, which is very sturdy, long-lasting, and is food-safe, dishwasher-safe, microwave-safe, and oven-safe. Unless otherwise stated, all glazes used are completely foodsafe and lead-free.
If you have an idea of something similar you would like to see custom-made, please contact Anne, she is always open to new ideas!
This piece was born from a round robin project with two fellow potters Angela Michalski and Diane Simmons. We each created a form and passed it to the next person to add on to in any way we wanted, then it was handed on again. The third person finished the piece.
Angela began this piece with a textured handbuilt cylinder which formed the bottom third of this jug. Diane threw a beautiful vase, cut it in half, and mounted it on top of Angela's cylinder, half inside, half outside, then they handed me this strange form. I pondered this strange thing for a few weeks, then it finally started looking a little like a jug in my mind's eye. I started forming the mouth of the jug. I needed to close a gap from the slpit vase, and started sculpting the flower there. Once the flower was there, the jug took on a life of it's own, and vines and leaves seemed to grow all over it. It was really a fun project and I found myself laughing as more and more vines took over around and around the jug. The glazing turned out marvelous with leaving most of the exterior clay raw, only touching some green Oribe glaze on the leaves and vines as well as the entire inteior of the jug. I glazed the flower with an orange carbon-trapping shino glaze. The jug was fired in an atmospheric soda-firing, and has turned out to be one of my favorite pieces. -Anne