About the Artist
Tim Wedel has worked in his Palisade Clay Studio for thirty years creating an impressive body of functional ceramics that has greatly impacted Western Colorado, the community of Palisade and Grand Junction. His home and studio are perched directly above the Colorado River surrounded by orchards and vineyards. He works within a small community of agriculturalists and artisans who value dedication and take pride in investing in their work. In the pieces that come from Tim's studio one can see every minute of maturity that has layered itself over years of exploration.
Tim's functional wares are designed in the tradition of community potters throughout the world. All pieces are made by hand and created to serve. Intended function dictates the form on these beautiful pieces, and durable glaze surfaces are indicative of the warm hues of the surrounding red rock cliffs and vistas.
Recent work has included large scale platters, jugs, and bowls investigating the textural glazes unique to this Palisade studio. These shino-style glazes are applied exceptionally thick and require a high degree of risk. Designs are universal and rendered simply on these traditional forms, while extreme temperatures mature glazes that randomly fracture and fuse. The natural clays produce colors, patterns, and textures that truly reflect the essence of Western Colorado and Utah. More information can be had by contacting the artist directly.