Gruchalla Rosetti Pottery
Duluth, Minnesota

Gruchalla Rosetti Pottery creates contemporary "American" RAKU consisting of wheel-thrown and hand-built clay vessels, tiles, and wall pieces.  Their work is burnished and carved to create textures as well as landscape designs reminiscent of early 1900's Arts & Crafts era pottery.  Layers of color are created by brushing, airbrushing, and pouring glazes.  Gruchalla Rosetti Pottery is a husband and wife team whose collaboration is reflected in the work.  A single piece of pottery is often passed back and forth several times before it is completed.  Details in the creation of each piece and fine, hand-glazing combine to create a "classical" as well as "jazzy" style.  Final embellishments include copper wire, metallic leaf, and small wooden pegs.