CAGEYCREATIONS: Pottery & Sculpture by Keith Gordon
Welcome to my website. I hope you enjoy my ceramics work. First, let me introduce myself and describe my background.
I first learned about clay from my mother Mildred Gordon who was a professional potter in the D.C. area. Long before I made any pots myself, I helped in her studio, building wheels, building & firing kilns, hauling clay and mixing glazes. In 1971 I started learning to throw on the wheel while in college. For two years I was class assistant at the Baltimore Museum of Art to Olin Russum, a wonderful teacher and master potter, who was also my mother's first instructor. Since then, I've taken classes at Fairmont State College, Westchester Art Workshop, Belle Levine Art Center, Garrison Art Center, as well as workshops at Clay Art Center, Rockland Art Center, Kissimmee River Pottery, Touchstone Crafts Center, Peters Valley Craft School and SugarMaples. I am an active member of Hudson River Potters and responsible for group shows.
My work is a mix of functional stoneware (oxidation and reduction), figurative and abstract sculpture (stoneware and raku) and tile work. I like to make things that I can use daily as well as enhancements to my home environment. These include a tile hallway floor, ceramic sinks, chimney caps, house numbers, and more. I've finally been able to set up a well-equipped studio in my home and work on new pots whenever time allows. A year ago I switched from cone 8 to cone 6 firing, and am still learning a new glaze pallet. My newest experiments are with crystal glazes. One of my long-term projects is to perfect a technique I invented of making translucent light fixtures out of paper-thin porcelain. My goal is to devote more time to ceramics once I've retired, hopefully in a few more years.
Member of ArtsWestchester.com and HudsonRiverPotters.com
Much of the work displayed on the following pages can be purchased (unless they are marked sold). To inquire about availability and price, contact me directly: CageyCreate@optonline.net, (914) 432-5619, 78 Hawkes Ave., Ossining, NY 10562-2526 I will make some items to order with 50% deposit. Prices shown exclude packing, shipping and insurance.