Frank Willett and his wife Luisa Baldinger live very near Santa Fe and enjoy working in their home studio making one of a kind mostly functional pottery out of porcelain and stoneware. Both have been professional potters for most of their lives. Frank moved from California to Santa Fe in 1971 and established Santa Fe Pottery on historic Guadalupe Street. Luisa returned to her native Santa Fe in 1980. Over the years she and Frank have collaborated on a number of ceramic adventures: producing functional stoneware for both the wholesale and retail market and until 2003, owned and managed Santa Fe Pottery, a fine craft gallery representing the work of over 80 local and regional craftspeople. In addition they designed and produced a line of architectural lighting fixtures, Santa Fe Lights.
Continuing their life-long love of clay, they collaborate on Frank’s wheel work—he does the throwing; she glazes and fires his pieces. In recent years Luisa has turned to creating one of a kind work, exploring form and surface mostly within the vessel context and firing the pieces in aluminum foil saggars in a low fire “fuming” atmosphere.
Frank and Luisa’s work can be seen and acquired on their website, www.willettbaldinger.com. Luisa’s work is also shown at
Studio: 880 -B Chicoma Vista, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Call for studio visit: 505-471-9070