Sally Rothchild

Originally from Minnesota, Sally Rothchild is a ceramicist who works from her studio in Mount Tremper, New York, at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. She has spun on the potter’s wheel for over 40 years, and characterizes her work as influenced by a traditional Japanese pottery aesthetic which aims for rich, quiet beauty and strength. After attending Bennington College where she received a B.A. in Ceramics, Sally moved to New York City where she co- founded and ran Mugi Pottery studio in the upper west side. During her time at Mugi, she taught classes and sold her work while also exhibiting pieces at local and national exhibitions and craft shows. In 1997 she moved to Mount Tremper with her family where she built her own studio and custom gas- fire kiln. Here, inspired by the beautiful Catskill Mountains, she continues to work at her craft—teaching classes for children and adults, selling work in local stores, and traveling across the East Coast selling her work at high-end and local seasonal craft shows. Her aim now, as always, is to produce functional, beautiful stoneware that can serve either as an everyday object, or the centerpiece of an artistic display.