Quiz Time – Who is the Artist?

WOW – It’s been a very long while since I’ve posted my ‘Quiz-of-the-Month’ (which I was really running only every other month)….

I’m trying to re-implement my Quiz-of-the-Month.  Here goes….

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Who is the Artist:  A wonderfully useful shallow-rimmed bowl; an earth-tone matt glaze.  Perfect for pasta, salad, soup – Or serving at the table.  Can you guess — WHO is the Artist??  Hint:  One of the Artists with the St. Croix Pottery Tour.

Before I provide the answer — Here is one more Image.

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Answer:  The Artist is – Bob Briscoe, a Minnesota Artist (a good friend).  This bowl is a somewhat earlier piece – But is PERFECT for a quick Winter Pasta that I threw together.  Mushroom, bacon, Brussel’s Sprouts and chestnuts – Over very wide noodles.  And because there was so much room in the bowl, I also included a bit of grilled, sliced chicken breast.  All comfort-food YUMMY!

Bob Briscoe is known for his comfortable, straight-forward, always-useful forms – Generally, with an application of crackle slip and various ash glazes.  His work usually consists of bowls, pasta bowls, tea bowls, pudgy boxes, vases, and large (really large) platters!!

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This Platter has been a favorite (on my great-room coffee table) for a number of years.  I love the criss-cross grid statement in the center of platter (the artist’s fingers through the slip), and the earthy/ashy glazing over the entire piece, including the very wide rim.  Bob’s work is about simplicity and generosity — Both with his generous pots that allow for sharing food and fellowship, and his own generous nature.  I’ve taken a number of workshops with Bob – I’m looking forward to another workshop in February (Edina Art Center)!!

Here is a Link to his Web Site: www.RobertBriscoe.com

Hope everyone enjoyed (after a lengthy hiatus) another Quiz-of-the-Month!!

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