Clay Born Pottery
Nancy Rasch Salamon’s story:
When I was 11, I was home from school with a bad cold. My dad asked if there was something he could bring me after work – a little treat to cheer me up. I asked for modeling clay. He returned that evening with a heart-shaped necklace featuring a picture of Elvis Presley. He said, “You’re a young lady now and much too old to be playing with clay.” I thanked him and pretended to like it. I put it in my drawer but never wore it.
Although I didn’t get clay that day, I have been a full-time potter for over 30 years. I have a studio in West Chester, PA, where you are more likely to hear audiobooks, NPR, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo than Elvis…
Utilizing the slab-built technique of constructing her pottery, Nancy constructs exquisite stoneware in her studio, Clay Born Pottery, that is meant to be used and enjoyed. The glazes are lead-free and the pots are dishwasher and microwave sale. While the shapes are all unique to her, it is her painting technique that sets her work apart from that of other potters. When a customer see her work, she knows she is viewing something special; something one-of-a-kind; and something that will be used and enjoyed for years to come.
As Nancy says:
“Please don’t leave it in a china cabinet to wait for the “right occasion." The future is now.”