Alleghany Meadows

Carbondale, CO


Alleghany Meadows is a studio potter in Carbondale, CO. He earned his BA from Pitzer College, MFA from Alfred, was an artist-in-residence at Anderson Ranch, studied in Japan with Takashi Nakazato, and worked with potters in Nepal on a Watson Fellowship. He exhibits and teaches workshops nationally and internationally, and his work is in numerous museums, private collections and kitchens. He is the founder of Artstream Nomadic Gallery and co-founder of Studio for Arts + Works, FARM, Harvey Meadows Gallery, and served on the board of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

Cuptopia Statement

These cups were made while teaching last spring in Cortona, Italy - an idyllic, walled city in southern Tuscany which has been continuously inhabited since Etruscan times, 8th BCE. Perched on a steep hill overlooking the wide and fertile Val di Chiana, the context is perhaps utopian, especially to a visitor like myself. Sunsets last forever, storms move quickly and vibrantly through the valley, cappuccinos are always perfect, everyone greets each other as we walk the narrow cobblestone streets from home to studio to butcher to vegetable store to bakery to cafe. Repeat. The clay is incredibly plastic and comes from a nearby valley which was an ancient lake. My attempt with these cups is to express a glimpse of the experiences, the environment, history, tactility, emotions and memories - moments in my search for meaning and utopia.



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