Ceramicist Ron Korczynski will return to The Stepping Stone American Handcrafts Gallery in Lewes for his annual one-day show and demonstration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 26. The gallery is at 107 W. Market St. in the historic district of Lewes.
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. Ron 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 mold design onto a clay slab. After the clay is bisque fired, he works with under glazes to create the vibrant finished product. Pieces are food safe and functional, although most of them are 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 every day: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. For further information, contact The Stepping Stone at 302-645-1254 or info@SteppingStoneLewes.com and on Facebook.