Pamela Tripp and Dale Simmons

Dale Simmons has worked in clay for 30 years and seeks to create forms that are finely uniform in thickness and elegant in form. Twenty five years ago Dale's wife Pamela Tripp, an artist herself, introduced surface design imagery. Considering Dale's forms as a new substrate, Pamela's personal artwork was transformed into the natural designs found on their collaborative pottery today. Though the imagery may repeat, no two works are alike. With freehand embellishment, Pamela compliments theĀ  forms first created by Dale.

The couple have always lived and worked near water and wooded lands. Their pottery reflects the proximity and beauty found only in the natural environment. Both Pamela and Dale maintain a studio in Baldwin, MI and Waveland, MS.

Vase – Ginko

Lidded Vessel with Wood

Lidded Vase – Wood and Glass

Vase – Luna Moth

Lidded Vessel with Wood and Glass

Lidded Vase – White Birch

Vase – Fiddlehead

Lidded Vase – Lady Slipper

Bottle – White Pine

Vase – Flattened Heron

Bottle – Birds and Dots