Okcha TeSelle

Ceramics, Pottery
Te Selle Pottery
18963 Airmont Road Purcellville, VA 20132
Snickers Gap, Stop #28

Altered Bamboo Bowl, soda fired, 12
Altered Bamboo Bowl, soda fired, 12" x 6"

Artist Statement

I have been working with clay for a little over 10 years. I create both functional and non-functional, display-only forms using various types of firing: oxidation, reduction, soda, pit, and Raku.

Just like my personal life, my artwork is a marriage of east and west. I began my potter's life with a Korean master. He taught me the fundamentals of pottery and I carry the idea and essence of Korean pottery with me at all times. Since then, I've worked with many highly skilled and generous potters who were willing to share their ideas and techniques with me. I am also very excited to share my love of pottery with people who enjoys beauty and the craftsmanship.

My pottery has been in the annual Glen Echo Popcorn Gallery show for past 6 years, as well as many other juried shows. In addition, every year from April to December, my artwork is showcased at the Glen Echo Gallery.

Pumpkin Casserole, cone 6 oxidation, 11
Pumpkin Casserole, cone 6 oxidation, 11" x 6"
Slip Decorated Bowl, cone 6 oxidation, 12
Slip Decorated Bowl, cone 6 oxidation, 12" x 5"
Pitcher, cone 10 reduction, 9
Pitcher, cone 10 reduction, 9" x 12"
Crackle Vase, naked Raku, 23
Crackle Vase, naked Raku, 23" tall
Crackle Vase, naked Raku, 23
Crackle Vase, naked Raku, 23" tall
Crackle Vase, naked Raku, 23
Crackle Vase, naked Raku, 23" tall
Deep Purple Orb Vase, 11
Deep Purple Orb Vase, 11" x 8", Raku fired
Studio Interior
Studio Interior
Studio Exterior
Studio Exterior

Offering on tour: Mugs, pitchers, teapots, platters, plates, bowls, lidded casserole dishes, vases, and other pieces. Demonstrations. Refreshments.

Snickers Gap Stop #28

Directions to Te Selle Pottery:

From Route 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy), take the Round Hill exit and head toward Round Hill. Turn south on New Cut Road (Route 719) in Round Hill. Road name changes to Airmont Road. Go 2.8 miles. Driveway is on the right.