Ceramicist Ron Korczynski is returning to The Stepping Stone American Handcrafts Gallery in Lewes Saturday, Aug. 3, for a special one-day show and demonstration. The gallery is at 107 W. Market St. in the historic district.
Since his retirement in 1995 from a career teaching art, Korczynski turned full-time studio artist. His stoneware and low-fire pieces are available at select galleries across the country. Korczynski and his wife, Judy, work one-on-one with the gallery owners to provide the perfect pieces for each location.
For his low-fire pieces, Korczynski burns intricate designs into a styrofoam mold, then imprints the design onto a clay slab. After the clay is bisque fired, he works with under-glazes to create the vibrant finished products. Pieces are food safe and functional, although most of them get displayed on walls or stands as art.
The public is invited to come by the gallery to meet Korczynski and watch him turn his bisque-fired platters into whimsical works of art. An expanded selection of his work will also be for sale during the show.
The Stepping Stone is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday. For further information contact The Stepping Stone at 302-645-1254 or info@SteppingStoneLewes.com and on Facebook.