FROM THE ARTIST
For 40 years Macy Dorf has been proving that fun can be part of function.
Macy adds creative twists to his stoneware for kitchen and bath: unexpected shapes, glazings and hues. His mugs stimulate the eye while delivering caffeine to the lips. His platters become conversation pieces as the hors d'oeuvres disappear. The potter also creates one-of-a-kind decorative forms and sculptures.
Macy's life has been as lively and intriguing as his art. For more than three decades he spent his summers traveling to art fairs (including Crested Butte's Festival of the Arts), selling his work, connecting with other artists and collecting colorful tales.
"That was a great learning experience," he said, "but I'm retired from that lifestyle."
He now shows through galleries in Colorado, New Mexico, Florida and Wisconsin. His work is featured in private and corporate collections throughout the Southwest.
With his enclave of artists' studios in Denver (Artists on Santa Fe Gallery-http://artistsonsantafe.com/), Macy stays involved with the arts scene - constantly encouraging other artists and rekindling his own creative spark. "I am trying to push myself and not work within a safe space," he said. "I want to experiment, push the limits and break the rules."