Learn about our Artist of the Month.
May Artist: Jobi™ Pottery
Jobi™ Pottery is an original Truro cottage industry that began in 1953 in a hot dog shack near the Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse. Today our workshop and studio is still in Truro, keeping the tradition alive!
The original owners, Joe Colliano and Bill Hastings named their business “Jobi” – a contraction of their two names, Joe and Bill. Their little pottery business was a stopping off point for thousands of Cape Cod visitors in the 1950s, 60s and 70s who bought their hand made pottery adorned with fish, cattails, blueberries, lighthouses and other Cape Cod designs.
The business was sold to the Locke family in the mid 1970s and in 2003 it was bought by Susan Kurtzman, a former advertising executive who studied design and created pottery in California in the 1960s. Joe, age 78, came out of retirement to help Susan learn the hand painting technique of each Jobi design and Steve Locke joined as production manager.
Today Jobi Pottery has both a large studio and gallery in Truro, and continues the Jobi tradition of hand-made Cape Cod pottery. The JOBI POTTERY & GALLERY also represents and exhibits Cape Cod artists of every medium throughout the season.
Susan is thrilled to be carrying on the tradition of Jobi Pottery and proud of having a woman-owned business where the work is truly American-made.
April Artist: Darlene Moore
Life-long artist, Darlene Moore, was influenced at an early age by painters in Provincetown. She painted her first seascape at age eleven. She attended Hartford Art School and continued to study with Joseph McGurl, Willian R. Davis, and Lois Griffel.
As a plein air painter, Darlene loves the year-round challenge the Cape offers of changing color and season. This is her deep joy to capture and share.