For over 50 years Michael Cohen has been a professional potter making functional stoneware bowls, mugs, and trays etc. In 1997 he created a line of tiles that have become extremely popular. So popular that I had to stop making my wholesale line of pots and devote myself to making only tiles. There are 24 different designs. Some designs come and go, others have become perennial best sellers. The most fun in the process is creating the new stamps. For each new stamp in the line there are 6 that don't make the cut. Stamps are usually made in several versions until they look just right. His Blue Tiles and sponge holers our available at SFG. Michael works with his son Josh. Visit Michael's website.
Museum of Modern Art, Design Collection, NYC
Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NYC
Everson Museum, Syracuse NY
Fuller Art Museum, Brockton MA
Racine Art Museum, Racine WI
Victoria and Albert Museum, London UK
Museum of Art and Design, NYC
GRANTS & AWARDS
Craftsman Full Fellowship Grant, N. E. A.
Master Craftsman/Apprentice Grant, N. E. A.
Interviewed for Smithsonian "Archives of American Artists," 2001
Work pictured in many craft books. 1963-2003
Founder of The Asparagus Valley Potters Guild, 1976
"When Many Act as One," an installation of 100 felted Pinch Pots
Shelburne Falls galleries and businesses celebrate a different theme or simply focus on what's new in their venue the 2nd Saturday of each month. Please come and enjoy all our small town has to offer.
BIG WHEEL PRESS: Monoprints by Lisa Hersey & Broadsides by Chris Campbell is the featured exhibit for the next Second Saturday, November 11. Join us for this reception 4-6pm with music by Blue Moon Trio. Also featured is a fundraiser for The Arms Library right here in Shelburne Falls. Check out ShelburneFalls.com to be updated on all the doings in town!