Lony Maya Neubauer

Ceramic Artist  – Hippottery Studio – 707-POTTERY

Lony Maya Neubauer grew up on the Island of Föhr in the very northern part of Germany and now resides here in Vallejo, a waterfront community about 40 minutes northeasterly from San Francisco.

At the end of 2018, Lony joined the Mare Island Art Studios, formerly known as Coal Shed Art Studio on Mare Island. Lony is very honored to be among the 18 other very talented resident artists, an eclectic group of painters, ceramicists, sculptors, metalworkers, woodworkers, printmakers, photographers, textile artists and makers of various other mediums, whom provide help for all makers and regularly exhibit events at their gallery at the the Mare Island Art Studios.

Lony considers herself a studio potter making functional, wheel thrown and hand-built ceramics. She enjoys working with porcelain but on occasions works with a darker clay body.

She enjoys creating unique batches of vibrant color mugs for the homes and the dining room table. She also loves exploring other forms and décor. Typically, she incorporates mid-century modern as well as abstract designs into her pottery, but often enjoys leaving a created piece simple.

Adding color to the surface but omitting the final glaze to create a demonstrative contrast between the outside and the glazed inside of the pieces. Often decoration is applied using colorful underglazes, designs and carved repeating patterns.

Lony enjoys the connection pottery creates between the maker and the holder of each piece. There is a moment during the creation process she feels when the vessel is ready, where she visualizes the final piece, which will be used on the table or rest on the mantel as décor. That moment is indefinite, forever, and is satisfying in every way as a maker of ceramics.

Every piece Lony creates is meant for everyday use. During the throwing, turning and drying process each piece is then fired, glazed and again fired to either medium or high temperatures in an electric kiln. Each piece she creates is food safe, dishwasher safe, stain resistant, and some are oven proof.

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