Stephanie Marotta – Artist Statement
Stephanie Marotta, owner of S.Marotta Pottery, began her journey in ceramics while growing up in the heart of Bucks County, PA. Her ceramics education began when Stephanie was a student in high school and continued into her college years. Pottery was an adjunct to her education in Computer Science, and Stephanie continued to pursue ceramics as a hobbyist during her various careers in industry and education.
Fueled by her passion for the craft and her relocation to art-friendly Vashon Island in the Fall of 2016, Stephanie has had the opportunity to delve into her craft in earnest. She is currently exploring pottery using various stoneware clay bodies. All pieces are fired to Cone 5/6 making them extremely durable. All pieces are microwave and dishwasher safe.
As Stephanie refines her process, her focus is to create the finished look of a reduction fired piece using an electric kiln. Her goal is to create “Unique Pottery to Enjoy Every Day” – Functional, wheel thrown pottery that is affordable and comfortable to use on a daily basis.
Stephanie proudly displays her work at Gather Vashon, and participates in the biannual VIVA Studio Tour and annual Holly Daze Bazaar. S.Marotta Pottery is available during the summer at the Vashon Island Farmers Market on select dates.
In the town of Vashon, S.Marotta Pottery can be enjoyed at two locations. Earthen Bistro offers farm-to table brunch, lunch and dinners from seasonal ingredients. Pollard Coffee – Vashon’s new artisan coffee shop – offers fine coffee drinks made from beans that are roasted in-house. Custom pottery is available for resale at both Pollard Coffee and Vashon Island Baking Company. Vashon Island Baking Company offers house made pastries and island-roasted coffee.
Custom orders and commission projects are currently being accepted.