untitled cow casserole dish, stoneware

Bob Anderson grew up in Waterloo, Iowa and now is the owner of Sunflower Pottery, located in Pella, Iowa. He throws his pots, pie dishes, plates, etc. on a potter's wheel, then attaches sculpted or molded rural images to them. Some of these images include cows, pigs, grain silos, and wood ducks, among others. About the response to his pieces, Bob says,

"They look like real animals. But the idea of having the dishes used is really great. People tell me how well the pie and bread pans bake. That makes me feel good."

text and image from Iowa Artisans Gallery

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on September 28, 2005

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