Woodland Animals! Robbi Fritz Portela
- Date: May 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017
- Location: Maine Potters Market, Portland
For the month of May, Maine Potters Market is featuring new work by Robbi Fritz Portela. Robbi is well known for her decorated stoneware pottery enlivened with a variety of brightly painted whimsical farm animals and wild creatures, from hedgehogs to ravens.
On their farm in Windsor Maine, Robbi's family rehabilitate wildlife on a small scale and have over the years helped to reintroduce skunks, raccoons, squirrels and porcupines back into their natural environments. Living near the Maine woods also gives Robbi many opportunities to view all the amazing wild life. Her clay work reflects her love of all animals! This month Robbi is highlighting some new designs in her woodland animal series.
ABOUT ROBBI FRITZ PORTELA - Robbi has been working with clay since she was 13. Her clay obsession led to art school and then to her own studio in the ell of her 200 year old farm house. She loves to work in stoneware and makes pieces that are both fun and functional. Her work reflects all the years of living and working on a small farm in both New Hampshire and later in her present home of Windsor, Maine where she is constantly inspired by the animals around her on her farm and in the surrounding countryside.
ABOUT MAINE POTTERS MARKET – Founded in 1978 by a group of potters who envisioned a cooperative market where they could sell their wares to the public and share their knowledge of pottery with customers, Maine Potters Market currently consists of thirteen Maine potters working in eleven studios throughout the state. The rich variety of handmade work available for sale keeps Maine Potters Market customers returning. May hours: Sunday – Friday 10 – 6 ; Saturday 10 – 9.