|"Making pots is a mysterious venture; a person cannot possibly know
what is going to happen next."
Anne Fallis Elliot has been making functional ceramics since 1964, maintaining a studio in Manhattan where she makes all the pots that she either ships to customers or exhibits once a year at an open house teaware show.
Elliott's forms are made on the potter's wheel, typically throw in parts that are altered and then assembled. The clay is a mid-firing stoneware that is commercially prepared and coated with a glaze that has been evolving for years from the same basic recipe a mixture of water, pigment and unwashed ash collected from friends who burn hardwood in their fireplaces.