About the Artist:
Steve Portteus has been working in ceramics on and off since the mid 1970's. He received a BA in ceramic sculpture from Western Washington University in 1980 and a second BA in Cinematography from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California in 1983. He has been sculpting ceramic masks and wall sculptures since the mid-1980s and began making ceramic landscape reliefs in 2007. Steve has shown his work in Southern California and throughout the Pacific Northwest. He currently works out of his studio located on Fox Island, WA
A Note from the Artist:
"I have always loved farm scenes since childhood when we would visit my uncle’s farm in Iowa to present day as I seek out farm views in rural Washington State. This scene shows a rooster and two hens milling around an old FarmAll tractor with an old red barn in the background on a peaceful summer day.
-Steve Portteus, Kilnhouse Sculpture