GREG SHOONER & MARY SPELLMIRE-SHOONER


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Portrait of Greg & Mary Shooner

Greg Shooner and Mary Spellmire-Shooner re-create authentic redware pottery at their Oregonia, Ohio, studio, continuing the traditions of American potters dating to 1630. A lifelong interest in art led them separately to pottery, then together to the study of redware.

The Shooners use their years of pottery experience to make a ware that is unrivaled in its interpretation of rare antiques. They work alone, with a passionate commitment to quality and artistic control. Redware is an earthenware pottery made from a red to pinking burning clay body, and it was among the first commercial products to be manufactured and used by European settlers in North America. Its fragile nature and lead glaze rendered it obsolete as soon as an economically feasible alternative (variously salt-glazed stoneware, tin, or glass) became available.

In the last two decades the Shooners’ work has benefited from a resurgence of appreciation for the warmth and beauty of this forgotten folk art. Sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm, they have often lectured and demonstrated their work at museums and conferences, including the American Ceramics Conference at Winterthur Museum, the Ceramics in America conference at Eastfield Village, the College of William and Mary, and New York University.

Shooner American Redware
1772 Jeffery Rd.
Oregonia, OH 45054
Phone: 513-897-8488

You can meet the artists at the following shows:



July 29, 2017 to July 30, 2017: Artisan Tent at the Harvest Festival in Zoar, OH

Greg Shooner & Mary Spellmire-Shooner have been selected for the following Directories:

2016
Year: 2016, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
2015
Year: 2015, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
2014
Year: 2014, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
2013
Year: 2013, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
2012
Year: 2012, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
2011
Year: 2011, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
2010
Year: 2010, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
2009
Year: 2009, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
2008
Year: 2008, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
2007
Year: 2007, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
2006
Year: 2006, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
2005
Year: 2005, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
2004
Year: 2004, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
2004
Year: 2004, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
2003
Year: 2003, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
2002
Year: 2002, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
2001
Year: 2001, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
2000
Year: 2000, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
1999
Year: 1999, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
1998
Year: 1998, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
1997
Year: 1997, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
1996
Year: 1996, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
1995
Year: 1995, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
1994
Year: 1994, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
1993
Year: 1993, 
				Category: Pottery
POTTERY
Biography updated October 3, 2016   Photograph updated October 3, 2016  Contact information updated April 17, 2017
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