Caryn Newman makes functional pottery for everyday use. She says “Craft pottery is a work of art, both decorative and utilitarian, to enrich the enjoyment of food and daily life. Form follows function as I produce well-designed pieces in timeless, classic shapes at affordable prices. While clay and glaze are base substances – literally from the earth – a potter transforms them into something elevated and elegant”.
Caryn works in stoneware and porcelain in her Ewing, New Jersey home studio. Her work consists primarily of bowls, mugs, teapots, vases and platters, as well as large sculptural pieces.
She has been making pots for over 40 years, beginning with a 2-year apprenticeship in traditional Japanese production techniques at the Great Barrington Pottery in the Berkshires with Richard Bennett, then as an owner of Crow Hill Pottery in Abbot Village, Maine. She founded Willowood Pottery in 2002. She is a Douglass College, Rutgers graduate.
Caryn is a juried member of the Bucks County Guild of Craftsmen and an artist member of the cooperative Red Tulip Gallery in New Hope, Pennsylvania.