Pottery, Paintings, and Pastries! Join Mike Helke-pottery, Vincent Millfelt-paintings, Peter Jadoonath-pottery, and Sarah Millfelt-pastries for their Annual Holiday Sale. Saturday December 3rd 10am to 5pm, 605 4th St. N Stillwater, MN 55082.
Can't make it? Check out Mike and Peters web shops on December 3rd for updates.
I focus on making pots that are cartoons and cartoons that are pots. I tend to draw characters, and narratives inspired from daily life, and mythology.
I have been experimenting with the hypothesis of making a body of work that can interchangeably be low fired in a soda kiln and a electric kiln. I fired in many ways over the past 20 years. It almost seems fitting that I am pursuing such an idea. In the end its all about the pots, the narratives and the ideas. The pots have a much more painterly quality to them these days while still in line with my habitual approach. I hope you enjoy them. Some of them are still in a test mode, others are more thought out, and others are purely instinctual. I was firing cone 6 soda the last 3 years, with the intention to figure out how to manuever to cone 2 soda, that was a large leap that seemed daunting so what I decided to do was to evolve a cone 2 electric method that I can persistently push towards a cone 2 soda firing. I have some grand ideas, its always a work in progress. For now most of the pots are cone 2 electric fired.
Do you have a question about my pottery, ceramics and art? Send me a message, and I'll get back to you soon!