"Robert Blue and Susan B. Galloway, a husband and wife team, work in a studio just outside Woodstock, Illinois. They were married in 1982 and began building their studio and gallery in 1983. The studio became operational in 1984, and the gallery opened two years later in Franklinville, Illinois. Their love of pottery is evident in their work. Their love for each other brought Shannon (1988) and Alex (1990) into the world and a family was created. Bob has been working with clay since 1967 and Susan since 1969. Susan has retired from teaching pottery at McHenry County College where she taught since 1976 and now continues working in the studio part-time.
"Bob and Susan now work exclusively in stoneware clay for production pottery. Their method of choice is a reduction fired kiln using natural gas. This firing method by nature creates some slight variation in color. As in all handmade pottery produced on the wheel and reduced in a gas kiln there should be a tolerance for slight variation from order to order.
They have however both been potting for over 45 years and are very consistent in their methods.
"Our work embodies skill, insight, and respect for both the material and process. It is useful in the kitchen, on the table, or as an accent to decor. The warmth and beauty crafted into each pot will touch those who use it. Its artistry functions best through daily use, through intimate acquaintance."