Lakeside Pottery, established in 2001 in Stamford, CT as a ceramic art and pottery teaching facility operating for 13 years. We are now focused on our own custom made pottery and restoration work. Lakeside Pottery is owned and managed by the husband and wife team of Patty Storms and Morty Bachar. They combine their many years of teaching experience, their artistic pottery and painting skills with their knowledge of ceramic materials and engineering to operate the studio and continue to add educational material to our website site as a resource used mainly by ceramic artists and educators.
IMPORTANT: Our new studio in Southern Delaware is almost completed and we will be moving in mid to end of November 2015. We therefore will not be accepting new restoration or custom made pottery until then. However, we will continue to make and sale kintsugi art.
Repair and Restoration Studio:
We strive for the highest quality and we treat each project entrusted to us with the utmost care. We repair, fix and restore a wide range of materials which include pottery, ceramic, porcelain, china, terra-cotta, clay, stoneware, stone, metal sculpture, plaster, resin, wood and other materials. We can provide different levels of repair for high-end restoration and can propose more affordable options and rates - see more about our restoration options below. We always do the best we can to be sensible with advising our customers on the best path with restoring (or not) the damaged valuable. Lakeside Pottery has become a nationally recognized Ceramic and Sculpture Restoration studio. Ceramic Repair Studio - Sculpture Repair Studio
Pottery studio - Custom Made:
We are also a pottery and ceramic art resource for art collectors, interior decorators and landscape designers. Our ceramic art services include indoor, outdoor / garden, functional pottery and portrait sculptures. Our work can be done from drawings, replicating existing ceramic items or duplicating items that are broken. We can use a variety of clays (stoneware, Terra-cotta, Porcelain, etc.) and use various glazes. We can help to refine your design requirements and determine details for a personalized gift. Custom made Pottery Studio
Kintsugi, as the practice is known, gives new life to damaged or aging ceramic objects by celebrating their frailty and history. One can consider how we might live a kintsugi life, or "rebirth" finding value in the cracks, missing pieces and chips – bringing to light the scars that have come from life experiences, finding new purpose through aging and loss, seeing the beauty of imperfection' and loving ourselves, family and friends despite flaws. See our kintsugi work
Patty Storms Painting Studio:
Patty Storms (www.pattystorms.com), originally from Maine, is a lifetime artist and began her passion for drawing and painting at an early age. After graduating from Wesleyan University with a degree in Art History she worked at both Christie’s and LIGHT Gallery in New York City in the field of 19th and 20th century photography. Through her career as an artist, she has worked in several mediums including oil, watercolor, pencil, pen and ink and ceramics.
Our Articles - Pottery and Studio operation Lessons:
We are teachers at heart and share our knowledge and experiences on our website (see tutorials index page). We update and add information frequently including glaze recipes, tutorials, and tips for both ceramic art and restoration. More ...
Morty Bachar has an extensive background in engineering (see corporate bio) and product design. He is an accomplished ceramic artist and art restorer performing ceramic and sculpture repair and restoration for individuals, collectors, dealers and museums. He uses his pottery and sculpting skills to design and create custom commission pottery work and his newest passion is his Kintsugi art. To see Morty's pottery work or Kintsugi art work
Patty Storms is a lifetime painter and ceramic artist. With her painting skills and art history background she is a master ceramic restoration painter. In addition to designing and creating custom commission pottery work, Patty is also available for painting, drawing and portrait commissions. Her work is sold in galleries and in exhibits. To see Patty's ceramic works, teaching project examples and Patty's paintings web site