Elaine Futterman & Mike Allegretti
1738 Lockyer Rd.
Roberts Creek, B.C.
Elaine and Mike both became involved with clay through community college clay programs while employed as science educators. In 1990 they constructed a studio and showroom on their property in Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast.
Numerous workshops and classes taken over the years as well as extensive travel in Asia and Europe have been major influences on their work. Elaine throws and alters her work while Mike is known for the slabware platters and vases he creates.
They fire to cone 10 in a salt kiln as well in oxidation kilns with emphasis on decoration. Slip trailing, glaze trailing, wax resist, spraying and layering of glazes are used to enhance the surfaces of their pots.
Mike and Elaine sell directly to their customers from the studio and occasionally participate in fairs and shows. Mike’s sculptural vases are now available in the Potter’s Guild Gallery. Commissions are frequently taken and custom dinner sets, both thrown and slabware, have become a specialty of Creek Clayworks.