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A Passion for Ceramics

Curated Ceramics is the brainchild of Minneapolis ceramics advocate and collector Steven Basile. He began collecting more than 20 years ago. After relocating to Minneapolis in 2006 he was introduced to the work of American master Warren MacKenzie and dozens more. Eventually hundreds more.

That relocation to Minnesota, one of the greatest ever regions for studio ceramics, proved to be personally transformative. It exposed him to an enormous range of work, and most importantly, an enormous number of practicing artists.

In addition to years of supporting potters, Steve also a long track record in advocacy for these artists. He founded and has carefully nurtured the largest studio ceramics group for collectors on Facebook, Studio Pottery Collectors (7000+ members). He is known both in Minnesota and nationally as one of the highest profile advocates for this medium.

Relationships built during his time in Minnesota is what’s inspired this website. Years of hearing career stories, collecting and following changes in each artist’s work.

So as you browse and follow Curated Ceramics, it will be apparent that inspiration and selfless dedication to ceramics artists is at the heart of our effort. We hope eventually you feel as we do. The reals stars in studio ceramics are not the objects. It’s the makers.

There’s a bit of magic in each artist and we can’t wait to share that with you.

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Steve Basile

Steve Basile

Founder, Curated Ceramics

Steve is a ceramics collector of more than 20 years and independent businessman of nearly 30 years. In addition to owning the work of nearly 150 artists, he is also the highest profile organizer of ceramics collectors in the country. If you’re on Facebook then you already know him as the founder of the Studio Pottery Collectors group (now 7,000 strong). So Curated Ceramics is way bigger than a gallery. It’s a platform developed by Steve to elevate ceramic artists and their work.

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