Carl deGraaf has been producing and selling pottery for more than 38 years. The work is unique because of the utilization of a wide range of forming techniques and surface treatments. His deliberate focus is on carefully crafted functional art in the moderate price range. deGraaf hopes his patrons view the work as usable and affordable art for their daily life.
A professor emeritus of Educational Psychology at Indiana University's Southeast campus in New Albany, deGraaf has more time to devote to pottery production. Methods of construction include throwing for items such as bowls and mugs. Thin sheets of clay are rolled out for tumblers and vases. Extruded clay is used to construct various creations and organizers.
"Beyond being utilitarian, less than an extravagance, hand crafted pottery is a modest indulgence to be enjoyed as a luxury on a daily basis."