Cedar Knoll Pottery is created in upstate New York, by Diane Luedemann. The pots, thrown on a potter’s wheel, are made from a white porcelain clay body and fired to Cone 9-10. This firing range makes the pieces safe for dishwasher, oven and microwave. Although the glazes vary from crystalline to an earthy matte, there are no toxic chemicals used to provide this variety of color.
Diane Luedemann graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a bachelor’s degree in Art Education followed by a year of graduate study in ceramics. After raising a family, she apprenticed with Patti Mullins, for 4 years. In 1993 she met Ray Boswell, continuing her apprenticeship and learning about the production side of pottery.
Over the course of time, Diane has researched the difficult and intricate process of crystalline glazing. This process results in an organic growth of beautiful, pansy shaped, crystals on the surface of ceramics, resembling colored frost on a window pane.
Cedar Knoll Pottery also creates kitchen ware which is microwave, oven and dishwasher safe. Her work can be seen in many regional galleries.
Images from Cedar Knoll Pottery
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