porcelain crafted by Terri Danek-Meyer has a look similar
to the spatterware pottery from Staffordshire in 1750 and from
the Wedgwood factory about 1800-1820. Actually, Terri developed
her style before she had seen spatterware which explains the freshness
of the designs that only a contemporary body of work can give.
porcelain Terri creates begins as a clay body made with ingredients
imported from England. While expensive and the most difficult
to throw on the wheel - potters often compare the consistency
to cream cheese - the final result is beautiful both in look and
clear glazes are made from scratch. The main ingredient is Cornwall
stone, produced in Cornwall, England. This makes the glaze hard
as well as scratch and stain resistant. Esthetically, it gives
the glaze a buttery look and feel.
The pottery is completely safe to use. There is no lead whatsoever
in the glaze. All pieces are microwaveable, ovenproof and dishwasher
safe. Every edge of each piece has been carefully rounded and
smoothed to be comfortable to the user and also chip-resistant.
is a graduate of Alfred University New York State College of Ceramics.
Her work has been written up in publications including Early American
Homes, Country Living, and the Annual Directory of 200 Best Traditional
American Crafts. You can also see Terri's porcelain at the White
House where it is part of the permanent collection.