Louise is a Dallas, Texas, potter who enjoys playing with clay and making functional vessels for daily use. She prefers making her work from porcelain, which she either decorates with pattern and fires in a wood kiln, or paints with color and fires in the electric kiln. But making pottery is not all that Louise Rosenfield does.
Louise Rosenfield loves getting her hands on pottery. She makes it, buys it, sells it, but mostly, she collects it. Less than a decade ago, Rosenfield decided to get serious about her collection — and about sharing it with others. “Students of ceramics need a library where they can go and see a variety of surfaces and form,” Rosenfield says.
Her collection is on a searchable website,
rosenfieldcollection.com, so that others have a place to explore different styles, artists and forms of the ceramic arts. Every piece has a purpose. “I only buy things that I can use,” Rosenfield says. She dines off her collection every day.
“Pottery is the most democratic art form you can come up with. It’s a handmade object that can be used every day and anyone can afford.”