Lafayette Clayworks

                Hi, I am Iwona Brunngraber. My first name is pronounced Evona. Originally from Poland, I moved to New Jersey in 1973 with my parents and siblings. My interests have always been in the arts and I love to use my hands to create.

                Most of my younger years were spent doing needlework, quilting, beading, or sewing. About ten years ago I discovered pottery at the Lafayette Clayworks (now Located in Branchville, N.J.) and realized this craft is exactly what I love to do.

                Clay allows you to put your soul into it and the basic interaction with the clay to form the piece is unique to anything I had ever done before. Every time you open a kiln it's like Christmas, when the transformation of your raw glaze into a distinct design is revealed.

                It's a lot of work but it is a fantastic journey for me. I hope you enjoy my work.

                If you wish to see more of my work, please visit my website




Sample Works…

Thrown Berry Bowl

Covered Jar

10" Coil Basket


15" Thrown Bowl

Ikebana, Wood Fired

12" Slab Bowl



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