Gariné Arakelian has a fascination with the sgraffito and slip-trailing techniques of decorating redware pottery which shows in her work. She sells it under the business name Kulina Folk Art.
Her extensive research enables her to identify many of the classic American sgraffito potters by recognizing important techniques and style variations that many take for granted. Her dedication to utilizing slips that turn gold under lead-free glaze and stay true to color constantly evolves her wares into exciting new areas.
Her collaborations with her husband, Rick Hamelin of Pied Potter Hamelin, include decorating his thrown wares and creating the new website as a resource for forums and collections about American redware. When one of her patrons commented, “Thank you for sharing your art with us as you have become part of our home.” she was inspired not only to continue making her beautiful wares but to help others learn more about redware’s rich history.
The deadline for submitting entries for the 2021 Directory of Traditional American Crafts has past. All entries we have recevied are being processed and will be submitted to the jurors for anonymous judging. The 2021 Directory will appear in the August 2021 edition of Early American Life. Please do not call us. We cannot report on the status of any particular entry until the Directory is published..
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