Welcome to

Lorio
Pottery

Useful Pots for Everyday Celebrations

Welcome to

Lorio
Pottery

Useful Pots for Everyday Celebrations

I once wrote that I’d like “to make pots the way Eubie Blake plays ragtime….
with obvious joy and laughter and attention to easy growth and quality.”
It’s in that spirit that I look to find the “center” for richness in my pottery.

Jim Lorio

I once wrote that I’d like “to make pots the way Eubie Blake plays ragtime….
with obvious joy and laughter and attention to easy growth and quality.”
It’s in that spirit that I look to find the “center” for richness in my pottery.

Jim Lorio

One of our major human joys is sharing a meal with others and my pots serve to provide marvelous visual and tactile nourishment that enhance these daily celebrations.

I enjoy altering pots as directly and simply as possible. The alterations are intended to add interest to wheel-thrown forms, and working directly when the clay is soft suits my temperament. Hopefully, this way of working allows the process of making to inform the pots in ways I can’t foresee. I look for a quiet softness and subtle movement away from the symmetrical nature of the thrown forms. These pots often make the choice of surface and glaze a natural extension of what begins to suggest itself as the forms develop.

As a potter, I work alone in my studio. This allows me to approach my work and growth in the quiet and privacy I require. In that space and time, I explore my interest in the clay, the realization of form, the process of making and firing, the nature of functional pottery and my connection to the traditions that I am a part of and love.

……….. What a gift!!!!

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