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Make It Well; Make It Affordable

January 4, 2015 in American Made,Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Old Colorado City,Pottery,Raku | Comments (0)

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If you have visited Colorado Springs and its historic district, Old Colorado City, there is a good chance you know the name of local potter Tony Heslop.  Tony is the preeminent potter known by thousands of collectors of his clayware.

For almost 40 years he sold his work year-round in Colorado Springs. You can find Tony Heslop’s pottery year-round at Hunter-Wolff Gallery, 2510 W. Colorado Avenue.

We love working with Tony because of his philosophy and work ethics. He wants anyone who appreciates pottery to be able to purchase his work because it is affordable.  Affordability is as important to him as the right design and glaze color.  This has been his mantra for decades.  “Make it well; make it affordable.” And, we add, “Buy Made In America!”

If you are looking for durability and functionality when preparing and serving food, think about hand-crafted pottery for these tasks. His vases and one-of-a-kind vessels can enhance a room, table top or shelf. His functional clayware pleases anyone with cooking skills, and his decorative Raku designs are unique and stunning for a mantel or on the floor.  You decide.

Come explore Tony Heslop’s pottery and check Hunter-Wolff Gallery’s website but be sure to call to see if something slipped in the door before it was posted on his webpage.  We receive new work from Tony every week and it finds its way to kitchens and homes across America quickly.

We ship Tony Heslop pottery everywhere in the US.  If you find something for a gift, call 719-520-9494 to get your order shipped in time for special event.

TIP:  Tony  Heslop Seconds Sales happens once a year.  Mark Your Calendar for January 24, 2015 and get on our mailing list.

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How Did They Do That?

August 4, 2014 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Colorado,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Pottery,Raku,textured | Comments (0)

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWith more than 30 years experience in visual media, Marc Jenesel is a graphic artist and animator but dedicates every available moment for his passion creating Raku. His signature pots, ‘Glow Pots’, truly glow from the interior and the first response seeing them in person is, “Is there a candle in there?”.

No candles, trick lighting or any other  light sources are added to make Marc’s Glow Pots glow.   They are beautifully created by an accomplished potter, Marc Jenesel, then fired at 1800 degrees, removed from the kiln at their maximum temperature, cooled and embellished with layers of copper leaf which catch the ambient light fork a beautiful soft glow.  Before bringing his finished products to Hunter-Wolff Gallery, there are a number of steps in between, quality control checks are made and only perfect pots are delivered. The waiting is well worth it.

Through his science background and experience, he is able to obtain the range of textures and glaze colors using chemistry and post-firing reduction. He explains, “Much of my education is in the sciences. I believe art and science run parallel. As science has become more abstract and out there, so has art. I think a well-rounded education in the arts requires some study of the sciences.” His results are remarkable and formulated for rich color and texture before they are made available to collectors. Stop in and visit Hunter-Wolff Gallery in Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs, and discover how Marc creates Raku pottery like no other potter.

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Heslop Mania

August 8, 2013 in Art,Artists,Colorado,Fine Art,Hunter-Wolff Gallery,Pottery,Raku,Shop Small | Comments (0)

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Raku by Tony Heslop

Clay tableware by Tony Heslop

If you have ever visited Colorado Springs and its historic district ,Old Colorado City, there is a good chance you know the name Tony Heslop.  Tony is the preeminent potter known by thousands of collectors of his fine clayware.

For thirty years he sold his work year-round at one location in Old Colorado City and at a variety of art festivals. The the day came when that long-term relationship ended with clients because the gallery closed.  (Hey, we all need to retire sometime!)  Within a few weeks, Hunter-Wolff Gallery was already stocked up in Tony’s inventory and making his customers happy.  They only had to walk one block away from the closed gallery to find Tony was in full swing at 2510 W. Colorado Avenue.

Tony is an amazing artist and potter.  He wants anyone who loves pottery to be able to have at least one piece of his work.  Pricing is as important to him as the right form and glaze color.  Affordability has been his mantra for decades.  “Make it well; make it affordable.” And, we add, “Make it in America!”

If you are looking to spruce up your office, home or find a great gift for any occasion, think about pottery.  It is the perfect three-dimensional art to accent a room or give as a gift.  His functional ware styles please anyone with cooking skills and his Raku designs are unique and stunning for a mantel or on the floor.  You decide.

Come explore Tony Heslop’s pottery and check what Hunter-Wolff Gallery’s website but be sure to call to see if something slipped in the door before it was posted on his webpage.  We receive new work from Tony every week and believe me, it doesn’t last.

We ship Tony Heslop pottery everywhere in the US.  If you find something you want for a gift, call 719-520-9494 to get your order shipped in time for the holidays or a special event.

 

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Inner Glow

September 20, 2012 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Color,Colorado,Hunter-Wolff Gallery | Comments (0)

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Marc Jenesel Raku

Have you ever experienced that inner glow? It comes from happiness and starts deep in the inner core.  Marc Jenesel creates his raku pottery with a special glow that starts at the inner core of his vessels to reflect a warm amber glow even in the dark.  It is impossible to miss.

Don’t be surprised if you become mesmerized by the inner glow, and become drawn to these unique pots even if they have never given thought to pottery as a form of art.  Many fans tell us that they have never purchased pottery or considered Raku until they see these special Glow Pots by Colorado potter Marc Jenesel.

There are several basic elements interior designers recommend to create a special look and feel in your home, and we think adding a Glow Pot will put your “look” over the top.

You might also consider a Glow Pot for a gift for someone special as a way to say, “You are my inner glow.”  Art can speak volumes when words are difficult and we know from experience that these special gems will get your message across.

Visit Hunter-Wolff Gallery and check our website for new arrivals.  You can always request a “hold” for something you see online until you can visit in person.

 

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Raku Splendor

January 28, 2012 in Art,Art Gallery,Artists,Hunter-Wolff Gallery | Comments (0)

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Robyn & Curt Elliot Raku

When you say “pottery” is art, most people respond with a look that says, “Have you lost your marbles?”

It is one of the oldest forms of art dating back to prehistoric times and it is here to stay.  Some of the nicest Raku pottery coming onto the market today is by Robyn and Curt Elliott.  For 35 years they have been working with clay and today are devoting all their time perfecting glazes and pushing the envelope with intricate designs and details.

The Elliotts have taken Raku to the next level . We’d like to hear your response to their newest work which just arrived in our gallery and likely will not be here for long. The designs, forms and glazes are outstanding. Each piece begs to be touched and admired.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dazzling Raku

October 17, 2010 in Art,Artists | Comments (0)

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DSC_4698I am a believer in timing is everything or almost everythingAnd, it is time husband and wife potter-partners, Curt and Robyn Elliott, made their debut to the world.  These two very talented artists have been methodically working their clay, developing new designs and glazes for years primarily in their home territory while quietly offering their wares to family and friends and a short-list of pottery collectors.  That is until they joined Hunter-Wolff Gallery!  There will be no more soft introductions for Curt and Robyn. 

Whether an avid collector of pottery or not, if you love the feel and look of pottery, you will have to explore their collection.  This is a discovery you don’t want to miss. We are quickly building a beautiful collection of Raku vessels with unique-glazes, shapes, and colors.  It is amazing what four hands, two sets of eyes and two creative minds can deliver together.  If you happen to be travelling and flying to or from Colorado Springs Airport, be sure to take a moment to see the two display cases featuring Curt and Robyn Elliott’s Raku pottery, then hustle over to Hunter-Wolff Gallery with your comments and an opportunity to touch the pieces we have on display.  Each piece is exquisite work and the perfect accent for whatever you enjoy collecting.  You might even be moved to pick up a peice for a gift.

Tell us what you like about their pieces … the horse-hair glazes, the textured coppery shades of blue, violet and red that sparkle and glitter, or some other appealing feature?

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The Cat is Out of the Bag

December 11, 2009 in Art,Artists | Comments (0)

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Tempest1219When something good is about to happen, it is too hard to keep it a secret.  It is especially difficult when unique artistry like that of Karen Pierce and Marc Jenesel has already been delivered and is now on display.  I just couldn’t wait to tell you about the Pierce-Jenesel team’s clay and fiber vessels before the media get word. Yes, we are purposely “letting the cat out of the bag” because their amazing mixed media vessels, made up of clay and organic materials, should be under this year’s Christmas tree. 

BlogCitypark54x181Marc is the clay artist and has perfected his technique for rich colors, unexpected textures and flowing shapes. His wife, Karen, spends hours and hours intricately weaving natural grasses and reeds to top off Marc’s raku for an exquisite treasure. Much of their combined work includes brass coins, shells from the sea, and little jewel accents like chalcedony and carnelian. The combination of these and other materials is a feast for your eyes.  These beauties are not inexpensive but worth every penny and guaranteed to make a beautiful gift from Santa.

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