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Steve Murphy

"Each time a kiln is opened, there is something new—a color change, a different texture of clay. Many of my favorite pieces were gifts from the fire."

Steve Murphy's work is influenced by the forms and techniques of the Japanese art of Yakimono, the spirit of the tea ceremony, and the beauty of Asian cuisine. His colors come from a variety of natural sources, including Asian, British, and American clays, African and American minerals, and ashes from leaves, wood, rice straw, and volcanoes. These materials, along with Murphy's special firing process, combine to produce a wide range of effects.

A potter and sculptor working primarily in clay, Steve Murphy specializes in wood-fired stoneware. His small sculptures are meant to both beautiful and entertaining.

Steve Murphy's art education began with a BFA in design from UMass Dartmouth and continued with an intensive study of clay in Nagano, Japan. He has been a studio artist for more than 20 years.

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Celadon Face Jug
Ceramic Bottle

$ 170
$ 85
Carved Sake Bottle 2
Ceramic Bottle

$ 70
$ 35
Carved Sake Bottle
Ceramic Bottle

$ 70
$ 35
Yellow Vessel
Ceramic Bottles & Jar

$ 280
$ 140
Black Zig Zag Vase
Ceramic Vase

$ 180
$ 90
Sake Set
Ceramic Drinkware

$ 160
$ 80
Zig Zag Amber Jar
Ceramic Cookie Jar

$ 210
$ 105
Large Tiki Mug
Ceramic Mug

$ 160
$ 80
Squint-Eyed Face Jug
Ceramic Bottle

$ 330
$ 165
Small Zig Zag Vase
Ceramic Vase

$ 85
$ 42.50
Two Carved Bottles
Ceramic Bottles

$ 120
$ 60
Yellow Swirl Jar
Ceramic Jar

$ 210
$ 105
Pair of Shallow Chalices
Ceramic Drinkware

$ 160
$ 80
Rhinoceros Candy Basket No. 2
Ceramic Servingware

$ 210
$ 105
Sun Salutation Bunny
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 110
Orange Zig Zag Vase
Ceramic Vessel

$ 210
$ 105
Headstand Bunny
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 110
Downward Bunny
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 110
Namaste Bunny
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 110
Warrior Bunny
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 110
Humble Bunny
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 110
Porcelain Shears
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 110
Screwdriver
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 110
Porcelain Hammer
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 110
Curved Wrench
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 90
Porcelain Reamer
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 110
Adjustable Wrench
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 110