Nell Hazinski : My personal history with clay has been diverse. I’ve had studios in Colorado and Pennsylvania and taught at several Chester County studios including Chester Springs Studio, (where I currently teach), Main Line Art Center, and Wayne Art Center, as well as SUNY Binghamton and Seisen International School in Tokyo, Japan. I’ve owned and managed a cooperative craft gallery, and been a resident at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia. Currently my studio, Milkhouse Studio, nourishes my love of pottery each and every day.
Pottery-making has been the golden thread that weaves through my adult life. Handmade pottery signifies community and community is sometimes as intimately local as your kitchen where they fill your space with the spirit of potters and ceramic history.
Most of my work is sold locally through my studio, Milkhouse Studio, in Phoenixville.
I like having my pots on view in the Artisan Café where people can drink finely crafted coffee in finely crafted mugs. I see these pots as being out in the world, having a conversation with people who might be newly introduced to handmade objects, or they are simply at work, being held, and holding.