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ABOUT THE ARTIST

I follow these threads throughout my life: making things, cooking, looking, sailing, teaching, being a father. I have never let go of the stage in which I learn from my fingertips inward.

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SHOP VAN DER VEN STUDIOS

3.5 x 3.25
ShojiPatternVase_1690, 9.5 x 6.5
NestIX_7135, cherry burl and  wood-fired porcelain,  11 x 17 x 23
Dimpled BellVen 9426, 8.25 x 9.25
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VISIT THE STUDIO

Come visit the studio in Lincolnville Center. If circumstances allow, I’d love to make you a cup of coffee or tea. I’m here most of the time, but to make sure, call or text (207) 975-3456 to make an appointment.

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WHERE YOU CAN FIND MY WORK

PAGE GALLERY
23 Bay View St, Camden, ME 04843

ZOOTS COFFEE
5 Elm St, Camden, ME 04843

WINDSOR CHAIRMAKERS
2596 Atlantic Highway, Lincolnville, Maine 04849

Upcoming Events

On the calendar as of March 18, 2024:

March 22, 4–7pm, Opening reception for Into the Fire – Potters in the Circle of Jody Johnstone, UMF Art Gallery, Farmington, ME. Exhibition runs 3/22–4/28. Artists included are Jody, Kyla Cech, Andrea Dove, Meghan Flynn, Miki Glasser, Ellen Huie, Betsy Levine, David Orser, Ellen Sedgwick, Cory Upton-Cosulich, Becca van Fleet Webb, and myself.

May 4 and 5, Maine Pottery Tour Open Studio, 10am–4pm each day, at 27 Moss Meadow and throughout the state!

May 6, begin loading Jody’s Anagama!

May 9–12, MCA’s Craft Weekend at Haystack. Super-psyched to be doing Tyler Gulden’s salt-fire workshop!

May 23, leave for 5 week Monhegan Residency (this announcement is, in truth, a prayer. At this point, I am just one of many applicants for this highly coveted and competitive residency. It would be so good if I get to go. Pray with me – to whom or whatever you pray to that helps dreams come true!)

August 15, 5–7pm, Opening reception at Page Gallery in Camden, ME featuring new work by Sal Tylor Kydd, Tom Curry, and me! I will be sharing new work from my Wrack Line series. Exhibition runs through September 13.



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Phone: (207) 975-3456
Email: [email protected].

Address:
27 Moss Mdw
Lincolnville, ME 04849

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