For the month of October, Maine Potters Market features the evocative and functional pottery of Betsy Levine, of Prescott Hill Pottery.
Betsy explains: “I think a lot about extinctions these days.. great anals that have once walked the earth, mighty structures that may have stood as beacons to travelers and transients, and shards of pottery that have offered sustenance and comfort. My work is a reminder and continuance of that long history, and a hope that those needs and desires will continue long after my time.”
As the light of the day draws down, Betsy’s ancient beasts and towers bring light and joy to Portland’s Old Port. These evocative and sculptural pieces are new to Maine Potters Market and form a companionable counterpoint to her signature tableware: the late summer’s well-loved “Garden Party” ware and the newer, warm autumnal “Golden Wheat” collection.
ABOUT BETSY LEVINE — Betsy fires her porcelain and stoneware pots in gas-fired soda kiln that she built upon her arrival in Maine in 2005. She also participates in occasional communal wood firings. Before her relocation and establishment of Prescott Hill Pottery, she was a Studio Potter at Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT. She also makes silver and gemstone jewelry, which can be found along with her pots at Maine Potters Market, at her gallery in Liberty, and on line at www.prescotthillstudios.com.