5.Terra Cotta Moss Finish
Using a special technique I've devoped over the years, a wash of minerals is applied to each pot before firing to give it a naturally aged patina that highlights the recessed areas of coggles and incised lines. After applying the mineral wash, each piece is fired to approximately 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, assuring that the pot will be very durable over many seasons.
Shown at the right is a Provencal Urn I made as part of the Guy Wolff Collection in 2003. It is shown here after many years adorning the porch of a lovely home in Mill Valley, California.
1. Split Rim Scallops
The Scalloped rim with roping is an original Wakefield design, but was inspired by the garden pottery of England and France, and years of working closely with Guy Wolff.
2. Wakefield Urn
This pot is a simple and graceful form that I developed as part of the Guy Wolff line in 1999.
3. Scallop with Roped Rim
The Scalloped rim with roping is an original Wakefield design, but was inspired by the garden pottery of England and France, and years of working closely with Guy Wolff. It was handmade on the potter's wheel by Peter Wakefield Jackson of Wakefield Studio in Rockdale, Wisconsin.
3. Strasburg Pot with Attached Saucer
The Strasburg is another pot inspired by the work of Solomon and Samuel Bell of Strasburg, VA, circa 1850. The double piecrust and flared rim, is balanced by a similar treatment on the attached saucer.
5. IIpswitch Pot with Attached Saucer
The inspiration for the Ipswitch pot comes from the southwestern Wisconsin potteries found near Belmont and Mineral Point in the 1840's. Underneath its piecrust rim, reminiscent of Cornish pasties, is a dentil motif similar to those found under the eaves of the Greek revival brick buildings which were built around the same time period.
6. Cornish Rim with Attached Saucer
The inspiration for the Cornish Rim comes from the southwestern Wisconsin potteries found near Belmont and Mineral Point in the 1840's. Drawn by the boom in lead mining, experienced miners from Cornwall, England were among those to settle in the Wisconsin Territory.