Lakeside Pottery is a ceramic art educational resource for the community focusing on ceramic and clay art. We seek to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, and nurture an appreciation to learn about art through our ceramic art programs, access to our ceramic and restoration studios and gallery.
Lakeside Pottery is owned and managed by the husband and wife team of Patty Storms and Morty Bachar.
Patty, Morty and their staff offer custom made commission ceramic art work and ceramic / sculpture repair and restoration services.
Company's guiding philosophy: "To manage a pottery studio and school where newcomers to pottery and ceramic art as well as professional artists can come to create in a place with an atmosphere of warmth, sharing and love of clay. To be part of the community, share our knowledge, ideas and a portion of the profits to make the community a better and more art-appreciative place."
We share all we know through numerous on-line lessons and tutorials - see "Tips" web page.
Morty Bachar is a proprietor of Lakeside Pottery. After leaving the corporate world , he pursued his passion for art and pottery and is now an accomplished ceramic artist restorer and pottery teacher for over a decade. His work is exhibited and sold in shows. He instructs beginner and advanced pottery and ceramic art students, designs and creates custom commission pottery work and manages the ceramic repair and restoration lab offered to individuals and collectors. Morty trains teachers and advises in studio design, equipment and material selection and use.
Patty Storms, proprietor of Lakeside Pottery, is a painter, ceramic artist and a sculptor. She began her love for pottery under the instruction of Ken Kantro, (Lovell Designs) in Portland, Maine. After graduating from Wesleyan University she worked at both Christie's and LIGHT Gallery in New York City in the field of 19th and 20th century photography. She teaches the potters wheel and handbuilding/sculpting in both children and adult classes. She design and create custom commission pottery work for individuals and collectors. She manages open studio, conducts workshops, trains teachers in ceramic techniques and participates in high-end restoration activities where detailed painting is required. Patty is available for painting, portraits and pottery commission work. Patty's work is sold in galleries and in exhibits.
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