Bonnie Seidman is a potter from Plainfield, Vermont.
Bonnie Seideman was born in New York City in 1950. As a child, she excelled at coloring in the lines of coloring books, painting by numbers, and playing “house” and “school.”
After careers in teaching and journalism, Bonnie discovered a passion for pottery and the great joy and profound peace that working with clay can bring. A hand builder for more than 17 years, her work is whimsical yet functional, often with a distinctly feminine gesture.
Each hand-crafted piece starts with a slab of thinly-rolled clay- no wheel used- and is twisted, textured, pinched and poked until the desired effect is achieved. The piece is then fired in a hot electric kiln, dipped in glaze or painstakingly hand painted with underglaze, as the case may be. Finally, it is kiln fired once more and ready to grace your home.
Bonnie and her husband Sam have lived in their Plainfield home facing Camel’s Hump for over 40 years, and the jaw-dropping beauty of the mountains continues to inspire them both. They are the parents of two fine, grown sons and their lovely, strong wives, and grandparents of two sparkling granddaughters and a delightful, dimpled young grandson.