About Gyldcraft:

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Art pottery inspired by the Arts & Crafts Movement

Each unique piece designed and made by

Steve Blakely

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I created Gyldcraft in 2014 when I first opened a shop selling antiques, artists’ hand made items, and my own art pottery.  The Gyldcraft name and logo was designed to emulate the aesthetics of the early 1900’s “Arts & Crafts” or “Craftsman” movements and as well the Medieval period’s system of artisan and merchant guilds. 

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The name evolved by merging “guild” and “craft” and changing the spelling of guild, using a “y” instead of “ui” because the traditional spelling was already taken on the web!  

I don’t have a store now as I have metamorphosed, now exhibiting in juried shows and an occasional gallery event.  My original art pottery is all hand made in my studio. Vases are thrown on the wheel and then altered by adding handles or other design concepts, incising, or cutouts.

See more about my pottery process here.

In June of 2019 I relocated to Rio Rancho, New Mexico which is off of Rt 25 in north-central New Mexico between Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

I now create my work in my home studio, but previously I did my work in New Jersey when I was a student of John Fulwood owner of Kissimmee River Pottery, located in the historic Stangl Pottery Factory in Flemington, NJ.   See Kissimmee website for info about classes and the wonderful pottery community there.

Stangl Pottery was previously the Fulper Pottery Company, famous for their “Vasecraft” line of pottery in 1909.  I have always been proud that I first started making pottery in this historic building surrounded by the large and still standing pottery kilns originally used by the Fulper Pottery company.

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Picture of the Fulper Pottery Co., Flemington New Jersey

Years ago the antique and pottery shop I opened was in the Stangl Factory in Flemington, NJ.  Later my pottery was also sold at various locations in Pennsylvania including Hendrickson’s Furniture which sells new Stickley Furniture and at antique booths at Stone House Antique Center (Doylestown, Pa) and Zionsville Antique Center (Zionsville, PA) selling Arts & Crafts / Mission antique furniture and accessories.

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I am a juried Roycroft Renaissance Clay Artisan

Roycrofters-at-Large Association  –  “The Roycroft Renaissance”   www.ralaweb.com

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I am a Member of

New Mexico Potters and Clay Artists (NMPCA)

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#2 Gyldcraft.RMAG 2019 Jury Photo

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