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Peggy Crago



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Peggy Crago

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Studio Location  
Englewood CO 80113
United States
303-762-0987
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Studio Hours
8am - 6pm
Mailing Address
3820 S. Sherman St.
Englewood CO 80113
United States
 
 
Artist's Statement
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My work grows out of a method of making and glazing earthenware that started in the Middle East and gained wild popularity in Europe during the Renaissance. It got its name - majolica - because it was originally imported into Spain through the island of Majorca. In France, it is called faience (originally imported through the port of Faienza), and in the Netherlands, delftware (principally made in the town of Delft).

I make all the work by hand, on the wheel, from slabs, or hand-modeled. It is designed to be functional yet a work of art. I use the traditional red-colored clay because it is less prone to chipping and cracking than white earthenware, and because its color lends a beautiful contrast and warmth to each piece. No lead is used in the clay or glazes.

The studio is in the middle of my organic garden, a source of inspiration for much of my work.

Before ceramics, I spent 25 years in fine and graphic art, including 10 years as a sign painter. My work has won several awards and been exhibited in national shows, including Strictly Functional, and three years in my state's top ceramics show, the Colorado Clay Exhibit. In 2002, I won the award at this show for Best Functional Pottery, and in 2006, the award for Best Ceramics at the Crested Butte Arts Festival.

The work of Peggy Crago

can be found in the following galleries:
Four Seasons Resort Gift Shop Teton Village, WY
Left Bank Gallery Orleans, MA
The Pottery Studio Gallery Littleton, CO
Past Events:
Cottonwood Arts Festival
Art Festival Richardson, TX
Downtown Denver Arts Festival
Art Festival Denver, CO
Breckenridge Art Festival
Art Festival Breckenridge, CO
 
Garden Jam Set

Peggy Crago Garden Jam Set
Garden Jam Set
CLASS: Ceramics
CATEGORY: Functional
MEDIA: red earthenware/majolica
SIZE: 22
YEAR: 2005
PRICE: $379
Description
4 - 12 oz. jars w/ spoons & tray. For jam/honey, condiments or salad toppings. Actually, I originally made it just to display, but when everyone asked what to use it for... okay, it's a jam set.
Lettuce & Poppies oval serving bowl

Peggy Crago Lettuce & Poppies oval serving bowl
Lettuce & Poppies oval serving bowl
CLASS: Ceramics
CATEGORY: Functional
MEDIA: red earthenware/majolica
SIZE: 8' x 12
YEAR: 2011
PRICE: $79
Decorated with red poppies inside, lettuces on the outside & bottom.
Square Bowl w/ Lettuce & Poppies

Peggy Crago Square Bowl w/ Lettuce & Poppies
Square Bowl w/ Lettuce & Poppies
CLASS: Ceramics
CATEGORY: Functional
MEDIA: red earthenware/majolica
SIZE: 10
YEAR: 2011
PRICE: $125
Poppies Square Tray w/ Vines

Peggy Crago Poppies Square Tray w/ Vines
Poppies Square Tray w/ Vines
CLASS: Ceramics
CATEGORY: Functional
MEDIA: red earthenware/majolica
SIZE: 10
YEAR: 2011
PRICE: $$98
Poppies & Lettuce Bread & Oil Set

Peggy Crago Poppies & Lettuce Bread & Oil Set
Poppies & Lettuce Bread & Oil Set
CLASS: Ceramics
CATEGORY: Functional
MEDIA: red earthenware/majolica
SIZE: 15
YEAR: 2011
PRICE: $$125
Platter for serving bread/crudites with individual oil saucers for dipping
Sunflower Square Tray w/ Leaves

Peggy Crago Sunflower Square Tray w/ Leaves
Sunflower Square Tray w/ Leaves
CLASS: Ceramics
CATEGORY: Functional
MEDIA: red earthenware/majolica
SIZE: 10
YEAR: 2011
PRICE: $$85
Sunflower Small Tray

Peggy Crago Sunflower Small Tray
Sunflower Small Tray
CLASS: Ceramics
CATEGORY: Functional
MEDIA: red earthenware/majolica
SIZE: 5
YEAR: 2010
PRICE: $$40
Most popular serving piece status.
Sunflower Bread & Oil Set

Peggy Crago Sunflower Bread & Oil Set
Sunflower Bread & Oil Set
CLASS: Ceramics
CATEGORY: Functional
MEDIA: red earthenware/majolica
SIZE: 15
YEAR: 2011
PRICE: $$125
Platter for serving bread/crudites with individual oil saucers for dipping
Pink Poppies & Dragonfly Medium Tray

Peggy Crago Pink Poppies & Dragonfly Medium Tray
Pink Poppies & Dragonfly Medium Tray
CLASS: Ceramics
CATEGORY: Functional
MEDIA: red earthenware/majolica
SIZE: 8
YEAR: 2010
PRICE: $$85
One of my most popular serving pieces.
Blue Heron/Wetland Birds

Peggy Crago Blue Heron/Wetland Birds
Blue Heron/Wetland Birds
CLASS: Ceramics
CATEGORY: Animals
MEDIA: red earthenware/majolica
SIZE: 22
YEAR: 2009
PRICE: $$750
Hangs by a wire on the back, weighs about 10 lbs.
Two Girls Triptych

Peggy Crago Two Girls Triptych
Two Girls Triptych
CLASS: Ceramics
CATEGORY: People
MEDIA: red earthenware/majolica
SIZE: 18
YEAR: 2008
PRICE: $$450
Hinged tabletop triptych
Everglades Triptych

Peggy Crago Everglades Triptych
Everglades Triptych
CLASS: Ceramics
CATEGORY: Animals
MEDIA: red earthenware/majolica
SIZE: 12
YEAR: 2008
PRICE: $250
Hinged triptych has a sawtooth hanger on the back so it can either hang or be a tabletop piece.
Desert Sunset Arch Tile

Peggy Crago Desert Sunset Arch Tile
Desert Sunset Arch Tile
CLASS: Ceramics
CATEGORY: Landscape
MEDIA: red earthenware/majolica
SIZE: 12
YEAR: 2011
PRICE: $$400
2 sawtooth hangers on back for hanging.



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