Lakeside Pottery Studio was established in 2001 as a ceramic art and pottery teaching facility that is now focused on ceramic and sculpture repair, restoration and conservation in addition to custom-made pottery and Kintsugi art. We also have implemented a large collection of pottery, sculpting, restoration, and studio management web based education resources. We plan to continue to add lessons and tips. The website resource is used mainly by ceramic artists & educators.
Restoration and Kintsugi Studio Tour
Lakeside Pottery is owned and managed by the husband and wife team of Patty Storms and Morty Bachar (corporate bio) living in Lewes, DE, USA. They combine their many years of teaching art, pottery, sculpting, engineering, and painting experience to operate their studios.
We have a love of art, enjoy problem solving and have a passion for teaching and helping others. We are fortunate to have found a way to operate in a creative and constantly challenging environment working on unique and varying projects, regularly interacting with a diverse range of wonderful people.
Repair and Restoration Studio:
We strive for the highest quality and we treat each project entrusted to us with the utmost care. We repair and restore a wide range of materials which include pottery, ceramic, porcelain, china, terra-cotta, clay, stoneware, stone, metal sculpture, plaster, resin, wood and other materials. We can provide different levels of repair for high-end restoration and can propose more affordable options and rates when appropriate. We always do the best we can to be sensible with advising our customers on the best path with restoring (or not) the damaged valuable. Ceramic Repair Studio - Sculpture Repair Studio
Pottery studio - Custom Made:
We are also a custom pottery and ceramic art resource for art collectors, interior decorators and landscape designers. Our ceramic art services include indoor, outdoor / garden, functional pottery, and portrait sculptures. Our work can be done from drawings or duplicating items that are broken. We use a variety of clays (stoneware, Terra-cotta, Porcelain, etc.) and use a wide range of glaze colors. Custom made Pottery Studio
We offer Kintsugi art shown in our on-line gallery or custom made to order. Kintsugi, as the practice is known, gives new life to damaged or aging ceramic objects by celebrating their frailty and history. One can consider how we might live a Kintsugi life, or "rebirth" finding value in the cracks, missing pieces and chips bringing to light the scars that have come from life experiences, finding new purpose through aging and loss, seeing 'the beauty of imperfection' and loving ourselves, family and friends despite flaws. See our Kintsugi work
Patty Storms Painting Studio:
Patty Storms (www.pattystorms.com), originally from Maine, is a lifetime artist and began her passion for drawing and painting at an early age. She works in several mediums including oil, watercolor, pencil, pen and ink, and ceramics.
Morty Bachar - Restorer, ceramic artist , instructor and an engineer
Patty Storms - Ceramic artist, sculptor, instructor, restorer and a painter
We are teachers at heart and share our knowledge and experiences on our website (see tutorials index page). We update and add information frequently including pottery making and managing a pottery studio lessons, glaze recipes and tips for both ceramic art and restoration. More ...
Morty Bachar has an extensive background in engineering (corporate bio) and product design. He is an accomplished ceramic artist, ceramic instructor and art restorer performing ceramic and sculpture repair and restoration for individuals, collectors, dealers and museums. He uses his pottery and sculpting skills to design and create custom commission pottery work and to further his passion for Kintsugi art. To see Morty's pottery work or Kintsugi art work
Patty Storms is a lifetime painter, ceramic artist, and instructor. With her painting skills and art history background, she is a master ceramic restoration painter. In addition to designing and creating custom commission pottery work, Patty is also available for painting, drawing and portrait commissions. Her work is sold in galleries and in exhibits. To see Patty's ceramic works, teaching project examples and Patty's paintings and drawings web site, visit www.pattystorms.com