Clay and Paper have quickly become one of the favorites here at the Clay Coyote Gallery. Ira Burhans has been a potter for over 30 years, getting his start at St. Cloud State University. His family has a cabin on Lake Washington—just north of us. We love having the local connections!
Ira is the clay part of the company, his wife Barbara Melby-Burhans is the paper sculpture half. Their studio is now in Palm Harbor, Florida. You can see the influences of the sand and water in his carvings and glazes.
The attraction is simple, strong thrown and altered forms, nature based carvings, warm ash glazes and very functional. They will become your favorites too!