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Nominated for: BEST Pottery Studio
Hollis Engley is a Martha's Vineyard native and former journalist who left a 25-year career in newspapers and magazines in 2002 to make pots. While working as a wire-service editor and reporter in Washington, D.C., he trained at the Art League school in Alexandria, Va., with fine functional potters Dennis Davis, Joyce Inderbitzen and Dan Finnegan.
Hollis and his wife, massage therapist Dee Engley, opened Hatchville Pottery three years ago.
Hollis makes functional work, pots intended for coffee and tea, oatmeal and stew, salads, pasta, soup and stir-fried tofu with garlic and red chile. Good pots for good food, as Dan Finnegan says.
He also makes pots for flowers or dried grasses. There are
occasionally sculptural pieces in the gallery, but as a rule Hatchville Pottery pots are made with a function in mind.
Pots are often glazed with ash glazes made with wood ash gathered from friends' woodstoves in Falmouth and from the Langwig farm in Schoharie, N.Y.
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