In August of 2014 Steven Allen Cohen and Curtis Richard Cox purchased a home in Springs, NY where Steve would have space to evolve his passion for painting. In 2015 Curtis started Parsons Close Pottery, an experimental ceramics studio focused on fusing cutting edge technologies with the ancient art of pottery.
A 2017 extended trip to Arizona brought Curtis back to jewelry design. Incorporating computer-controlled laser cutting technology with custom semi-precious stone cutting resulted in a new line of custom pendants for men and women.
“As with clay, working with natural stone helps me feel connected to the Earth. But I am an engineer at heart. Geometry informs my design , and technology gives me the tools to create my visions.”
Steve’s work has thrived in the atmosphere of The Springs. He has tapped into the deep well of mystic creativity found in the light and silence of the Accabonac .
“Parsons Close is equal distance from the Pollock and De Kooning studios. The turbulence and energy of those artists seep from the ground out here. As a lighting designer, I have been painting with light my whole career. Putting those images on canvas is a thrilling discipline for me.”
In 2018 we consolidated all the artistic disciplines we were working on under the name The Parsons Close Project.