Carol Ann Bauer Artist Statement


Water and nature themes have always been part of my work.  Growing up by a wide winding river in the Midwest, studying art in the mountains of Kentucky, living in Chicago near Lake Michigan & in Seattle by Puget Sound, and now living on rural Whidbey Island have all shaped what and how I see.  A beautiful line or form and fine detail have always caught my eye.  Combining these elements harmoniously into a pot that is functional as well is very satisfying.  Through this work I connect with people in the simple activities of life - serving food, displaying flowers, creating a quietly beautiful focal point in a room, or taking a moment to reflect with a cup of coffee or tea.

Our current line of pottery is distilled from a lifetime of working with my hands, loving beautiful classical form, and being inspired by the intricacies of high-fire glazes.  Creating pottery full time since 1980, our business is now a family venture here on Whidbey where we are raising our two boys.

Our work can be found throughout the Pacific Northwest from Orcas Island to Seattle to Mt. Rainier. We exhibit across the US and internationally as well.