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Michael Simmons Pottery.

by masimmo » Feb 11th, '10, 16:26

Hello everyone, I stumbled on this website from searching around through Google. I've been making pottery for a few years, and for the majority of the time I've focused on firing my work in either wood or salt kilns. I show my work in art shows and craft fairs around upstate South Carolina. I have a lot of fun making tea bowls. I am fascinated by Japanese pottery forms. I am really excited about getting feedback on my work from people who use tea ware regularly.

Here are some links to a couple of my web pages:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/michael_simmons/

http://www.etsy.com/shop/masimmo

Here are a few of my favorite pieces that I have made over the past few years:
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Re: Michael Simmons Pottery.

by woozl » Feb 11th, '10, 16:33

Cool welcome aboard,

I gots this one, thanks
woozl

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Re: Michael Simmons Pottery.

by Chip » Feb 11th, '10, 16:40

Welcome to the TeawareArtisans forum of TeaChat ... and to the forum! I am looking forward to seeing more of your wares. Please feel free to contact me if you have any problems or questions regarding procedures!

Also, you can certainly participate on the general forum as well. :mrgreen:

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Re: Michael Simmons Pottery.

by masimmo » Feb 11th, '10, 17:05

Thanks. I've hoped that you have enjoyed that cup.

That is how I found this site. I'm planning on reading up about the green teas. I'm a novice when it comes to teas besides sweet ice tea. I use green tea with matcha powder that I get from the grocery store in my tumblers. A few weeks ago, I bought some Rishi sweet matcha powder that I noticed at the store, but it is really sweet. I didn't see a non sweet version.

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Re: Michael Simmons Pottery.

by Victoria » Feb 11th, '10, 18:06

Welcome!! Some nice wares, look forward to seeing more. :)
You may want to check out Den's Tea for matcha.

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Re: Michael Simmons Pottery.

by Seeker » Feb 12th, '10, 12:20

Welcome masimmo. Nice work, and I too look forward to seeing more.

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Re: Michael Simmons Pottery.

by LauraW » Feb 12th, '10, 13:35

Let us know where you'll be exhibiting in the upstate - I'm in Greenville, and might just be able to come out and see your wares up close!

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Re: Michael Simmons Pottery.

by masimmo » Feb 14th, '10, 18:27

Thanks. Next time I'm in a show around Greenville, I will post the information up here.

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Re: Michael Simmons Pottery.

by bonjiri » Feb 17th, '10, 07:17

michael

wonderful pieces !

welcome to teachat

please post more !

aloha !
cheers
cory

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Re: Michael Simmons Pottery.

by JBaymore » Feb 18th, '10, 20:24

Hi Michael...... welcome.

Your name sounds very familiar. Did I meet you when I was a presentor at the Alabama Clay Conference (U. ALA) a number of years ago?

best,

.............john

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Re: Michael Simmons Pottery.

by elmstudios » Feb 19th, '10, 09:32

Beautiful work! Looking forward to seeing more!
Ericka

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Re: Michael Simmons Pottery.

by masimmo » Feb 19th, '10, 16:16

You could of meet me at one of the NCECA conferences in the past few years when I was a student at Clemson. I went to the conferences in Baltimore, Indianapolis, and Portland. Mike Vatalaro was my teacher at Clemson.

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Re: Michael Simmons Pottery.

by shyrabbit » Feb 20th, '10, 16:37

Michael,
Welcome here, nice work! I look forward to seeing more.
Michael

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Re: Michael Simmons Pottery.

by masimmo » Jan 24th, '11, 19:57

I'm slowly finishing setting up my studio which I am getting very excited about since I have not had regular access to studio space the past year. I do have a finished web page now: http://www.simmonsceramics.com
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Re: Michael Simmons Pottery.

by togei » Jan 24th, '11, 20:03

Great looking work. Thanks for posting it.
Dave

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