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Betsy Williams

Betsy Williams

Betsy earned a liberal arts degree at St. John’s College, the "Great Books" school in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and then went on to become a money market trader at a Japanese bank in Manhattan. She ultimately left that job for a ceramics apprenticeship in Karatsu, Japan, under Mr. Yutaka Ohashi (1994 –1999), and since then has grown to have a extensive body of functional work. Betsy Williams, along with her husband, own Rift Gallery in Rinconada, New Mexico.

 

Individual pieces, modest in scale and meant for daily use, are at the heart of my work - with a concentration on unobtrusively conveying a sense of liveliness (as in the experience of being alive). To my mind, the best pots elicit a concurrence of calm and dynamism, understatement and warmth, tradition and originality. The majority of my pieces are woodfired in a kiln I designed and built in 2001."

  • $45
    Betsy Williams

    Oribe Teacup

    This cup has a simple, quiet beauty to it. It measures 3.25 x 3” and is made of stoneware. Reference 20BW22 if calling the gallery to inquire.

  • $45
    Betsy Williams

    Coffee Cup

    This mug has a simple, quiet beauty to it. It measures 3.5 x 4.75 x 3.5” and is made of stoneware. Reference 20BW15 if calling the gallery to inqu...

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  • $45
    Betsy Williams

    Oribe Teacup

    This cup has a simple, quiet beauty to it. It measures 3.25 x 3” and is made of stoneware. Reference 20BW21 if calling the gallery to inquire.

  • $24
    Betsy Williams

    Small Plate

    This fun and whimsical plate is just the perfect for appitizers! It measures 2.75 x 3.25” and is made of stoneware. Reference 20BW48 if calling the...

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  • $24
    Betsy Williams

    Small Plate

    This fun and whimsical plate is just the perfect for appitizers! It measures 2.75 x 3.25” and is made of stoneware. Reference 20BW45 if calling the...

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  • $24
    Betsy Williams

    Small Plate

    This fun and whimsical plate is just the perfect for appitizers! It measures 2.75 x 3.25” and is made of stoneware. Reference 20BW47 if calling the...

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  • $24
    Betsy Williams

    Small Plate

    This fun and whimsical plate is just the perfect for appitizers! It measures 2.75 x 3.25” and is made of stoneware. Reference 20BW46 if calling the...

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  • $24
    Betsy Williams

    Small Plate

    This fun and whimsical plate is just the perfect for appitizers! It measures 2.75 x 3.25” and is made of stoneware. Reference 20BW43 if calling the...

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  • $24
    Betsy Williams

    Small Plate

    This fun and whimsical plate is just the perfect for appitizers! It measures 2.75 x 3.25” and is made of stoneware. Reference 20BW44 if calling the...

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  • $24
    Betsy Williams

    Small Plate

    This fun and whimsical plate is just the perfect for appitizers! It measures 2.75 x 3.25” and is made of stoneware. Reference 20BW42 if calling the...

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  • $48
    Betsy Williams

    Bowl

    This bowl is a wonderful size - perfect for soups, stews, and even ice cream! It measures 3 x 6” and is made of stoneware. Reference 20BW38 if cal...

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  • $24
    Betsy Williams

    Small Plate

    This fun and whimsical plate is just the perfect for appitizers! It measures 2.75 x 4” and is made of stoneware. Reference 20BW41 if calling the ga...

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  • $48
    Betsy Williams

    Bowl

    This bowl is a wonderful size - perfect for soups, stews, and even ice cream! It measures 3 x 6” and is made of stoneware. Reference 20BW37 if cal...

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  • $48
    Betsy Williams

    Bowl

    This bowl is a wonderful size - perfect for soups, stews, and even ice cream! It measures 3 x 6” and is made of stoneware. Reference 20BW36 if cal...

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  • $78
    Betsy Williams

    Box

    This fun little box is perfect for holding jewelry and other small items. It measures 2.75 x 3.25” and is made of stoneware. Reference 20BW40 if c...

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  • $48
    Betsy Williams

    Bowl

    This bowl is a wonderful size - perfect for soups, stews, and even ice cream! It measures 3 x 6” and is made of stoneware. Reference 20BW34 if cal...

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  • $48
    Betsy Williams

    Bowl

    This bowl is a wonderful size - perfect for soups, stews, and even ice cream! It measures 3 x 6” and is made of stoneware. Reference 20BW35 if cal...

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  • $48
    Betsy Williams

    Bowl

    This bowl is a wonderful size - perfect for soups, stews, and even ice cream! It measures 3 x 6” and is made of stoneware. Reference 20BW33 if cal...

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  • $48
    Betsy Williams

    Bowl

    This bowl is a wonderful size - perfect for soups, stews, and even ice cream! It measures 3 x 6” and is made of stoneware. Reference 20BW31 if cal...

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  • $48
    Betsy Williams

    Bowl

    This bowl is a wonderful size - perfect for soups, stews, and even ice cream! It measures 3 x 6” and is made of stoneware. Reference 20BW32 if cal...

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  • $75
    Betsy Williams

    Dinner Plate

    This plate has a simple beauty to it - its delicate marks seeming to float around the rim. It measures 1 x 10” and is made of stoneware. Reference ...

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  • $75
    Betsy Williams

    Dinner Plate

    This plate has a simple beauty to it - its delicate marks seeming to float around the rim. It measures 1 x 10” and is made of stoneware. Reference ...

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  • $75
    Betsy Williams

    Dinner Plate

    This plate has a simple beauty to it - its fluid strokes mimicking tall grass. It measures 1 x 10” and is made of stoneware. Reference 20BW28 if ca...

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