and that is the history of pottery in the Philippines.
Lanelle Abueva-Fernando PotteryWhere most local potters draw a clear line between function and art, Fernando has happily reconciled the two in her work. Fernando’s love for pottery has led to the creation of Antipolo landmark, The Crescent Moon Cafe, which is also known for its delicious food. Her loyal clientele for her handmade stoneware ceramics includes restaurants, hotels, even spas.
Pettyjohn PotteryWhoever would have thought that John Pettyjohn once peddled his pottery at exhibits from his own suitcase? Over thirty years later, he and his wife, Tessy, are considered pioneers of modern Philippine pottery who do more than create functional pieces for our homes. They have spearheaded the Putik Association for potters in 2003, teach pottery from their home and workshop in Laguna, all while pushing more of their medium to create modern art.