The wide variety of colors and textures exhibited by nature through the seasons has always fascinated Julie Calhoun Roepnack. This appreciation for variety has made its way into the work she produces today. While selling her pottery at the Grove Park Inn, she developed a strong interest in Classic Arts and Crafts furniture. After collecting a few pieces, she started designing specific pieces to compliment my furniture. The intention is to create new designs that reflect the warm-toasty feeling achieved from the arts and crafts period. Incorporating mat, earth tones with colored glazes and innovative techniques using scraffito, carving, and hand-made impressions characterize her signature works. Although finely detailed, her pottery is very durable, with its peak firing temperature reaching over 2100 degrees.
Author, Columnist and Director of the National Arts & Crafts Conference at The Grove Park Inn since 1988
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