About the Artist

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Master potter Caryn Newman apprenticed at the Great Barrington Pottery in the Berkshires with Richard Bennett, where she learned traditional Japanese style production techniques.  She creates hand-thrown functional ceramics in stoneware and porcelain in her new studio in Ewing. She makes bowls, mugs, teapots, vases, trays and plates inspired by classical shapes.

Caryn is a graduate of Douglass College, Rutgers University. She is also a commercial real estate property manager.

“Each of us has a creative force within. I feel lucky to have discovered clay as a form of personal self-expression. It is a wonderful material. Making art that people can use in their everyday life inspires me daily. Opening the kiln and seeing the results of many weeks’ work is always a thrill. I constantly experiment with new glazes and shapes. I feel the connection to the centuries old traditions supplying useful objects for people. Through my work, I seek to contribute to the enjoyment of life’s daily rituals around food and the home.”