David Stuempfle creates his pottery skillfully and in a straightforward manner. He takes his inspiration from various cultures including early Chinese and Japanese wares and the rugged beauty of Korean folk pottery.
“I make my pots from a mixture of local and commercially mined clays and fire them in a tunnel kiln which originally stated out as an adaptation of the local groundhog kiln. My main clay body includes clays that come from my land as well as elsewhere in the Seagrove area. Usually, I slake down the clay that I’ve dug and dried to make it into a slip then screen it and add dry materials. Then it goes into plaster bats set up onto tables to get the water out. There is always clay in the making.” — David Stuempfle
Vase with Three Handles
- Wood fired stoneware
16-1/2 x 14-1/2
x 14-1/2 in