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Josh Berkus

FuzzyChef Pottery

Josh Berkus

Portland, Oregon

ARTIST STATEMENT

Josh "FuzzyChef" Berkus works out of his home studio in Portland Oregon. He makes functional pottery so that people can fit art into their regular lives, and because throwing on the wheel is fun. Josh has a Bachelor's in Art from Pitzer College, where he studied with Paul Soldner. He has been working with clay for over 30 years.

Josh is an avid food geek, former professional baker, and amateur chef. As a result, a lot of his pottery centers around the preparation and consumption of food, including items he designed to help with his own cooking. He is also a coffee fiend, leading to a large selection of mugs and espresso cups.

All FuzzyChef pottery is handmade by Josh, either thrown on the wheel, constructed from slabs, or assembled from press-molds of original artwork. Most of the glazes used on the work were hand-formulated, including several glazes which are original recipes. Josh is continually developing and testing new glazes.

THIS ARTIST SPECIALIZES IN:

Functional, Sculptural, Traditional, Kitchen, Dining, Colorful, Simple, Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Red, Stoneware, Porcelain, Reduction, Oxidation, Wheel Thrown, Hand Built, Bowl, Cup, Jar, Plate, Platter, Planter, Mug, Spoon Rest, Tea Bowl, Tumbler, Vessel, Pet Bowl

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