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On Saturday, June 27th a group of Master Artisans met to review this year's Annual Jury of potential and current Artisans. Due to Covid, and to respect the timing of this year's Goodie Box Raffle as advertised, the drawing was held during the event. This year's Goodie Box winner is Patty Cancilla.
The 2020 Roycrofters at Large Association Member Ship Premium is a limited edition photographic print entitled, “The Inn by Starlight,” by Roycroft Artisan Peter Potter. The 5” x 7” image is printed on Fuji Deep Matte paper and double matted by hand to fit an 8 x 10 frame. The print is hand numbered and lettered and carries the Double R Orb mark. The edition is limited to 100.
East Aurora native Peter Potter has been pursuing his passion for photography for more than fifty years. He learned the fundamentals of composition, camera control and darkroom practices in high school. Since then he has exposed miles of film stock and terabytes of digital images.
He has been a Roycrofter at Large since 2015. He offers a statement below:
My photographs are the result of a desire to share. Share the sense of a space, the line of a car, a bit of color, or the wonder of nature.
My influences include Charles Burchfield, Charles Rohrbach, and R. Crumb. Burchfield inspires me with his spare palette, Rohrbach in his mastery of multiple styles, and R. Crumb with his intimate perspective and heavy texture.
I try to represent how an item is held in my mind's eye. To this end I use various devices to express those most distinctive characteristics that the subject left me with. I compose the image to highlight those features, and follow with post processing techniques. I approach each photograph with a different process, and usually use several programs to arrive at the final image. I consider a photograph a success if the viewer shares my vision.