CB's work

Carolyn Broadwell

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These are favorite pots of mine that I've photographed over the last few years.

All of the pots in the top row are glazed with shino glazes of various types. The pots in the second row are all salt glazed, except the fourth one in, which is wood fired in Scott Parady's anagama kiln. The pot on the right end of the second row and the one below it are different views of the same pot. The two to the left (third row) are pretty far back in my "history" but they are two I really like. Far left is a fake ash glaze, and second one in is saggar fired earthenware.
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A Brief Biography:

Carolyn Broadwell was the full-time instructor in the ceramics program at Napa Valley College from 1980 to 2001. She studied Fine Arts at San Jose State University (B.A., 1954), the University of Northern Colorado (M.A., 1969), and did postgraduate work at the University of Colorado, the University of Hawaii, and U.C Davis. She has traveled extensively, and has attended workshops and symposiums with potters all over the world. Before coming to Napa, she taught at the University of Northern Colorado, the University of Hawaii, and the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. In addition to teaching, she has worked as a ceramics consultant and a production potter, and in the past she has maintained her own studios in New Mexico, Hawaii, Trinidad, and Mill Valley. Her work is represented in collections in the U.S.A., the Caribbean, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, China, Middle-East, and Africa. She is an exhibiting member of the Association of California Ceramic Artists. In 1992-93 she took a sabbatical in order to do research on the world history of ceramic art, visiting contemporary ceramic artists and folk potters around the world. In 1996 she was one of a group of 23 western potters who were invited to work with Chinese master potters in Yixing, China for two weeks.She has written and published articles reflecting these experiences.

Cakebread Cellars

Every year from 1990 to 2000, the Napa Valley College Potters' Guild has had the privilege of being invited to participate in Cakebread Cellars American Harvest Festival. The festival is a celebration of good, fresh food, invited outstanding chefs, purveyors of all kinds of special food products, wine experts, food writers, with lots of helpers - and everyone is welcomed by the Cakebread family. Each year, instructors and students arrive with an assortment of handmade plates, bowls, and platters, and the chefs use them to present their food.

Below are a few plates of mine used in photographs.

The first three plates from the left, above, were taken at the Cakebread American Harvest Festival in September, 2000. The platter in the second photo from the right is by Owen Nelsen, but in the upper right hand corner of that photo is a small pouring bowl of mine. The plate on the right was used in (I think) the 1999 American Harvest Festival.
(All Cakebread Photography by Terrance McCarthy.)

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