About the Pots

Studio Potter

Education:

1997-2001 Apprenticed with Mark Hewitt, cialis 40mg
Pittsboro, diagnosis
North Carolina

1999 & 2010 Worked with earthenware potter Clive Bowen, Shebbear pottery, North Devon, England

2003 Apprenticed with Mr. Sawein Silakhom, Phon Bok, Northeast Thailand

Travel:

England, Thailand

Selected Exhibitions:

1999 Old and Contemporary Wood Fired Pots, North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC

2001 (Solo) Pots From An Apprenticeship, Moring Arts Center, Asheboro, NC

2005 (Solo) Large Wood Fired Vessels by Daniel Johnston, American Folk Art, Asheville, NC

2005 Point of View   III, Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC

2005 Functional Ceramics, Wooster, Ohio

2006 (Solo) 700 Hundred Gallons, Moring Arts Center , Asheboro, NC

2006 (Solo) Daniel Johnston Wood Fired Vessels, London Square Gallery, Norfolk Virginia

2007 (Solo) Re-Emerging Traditions in Clay From Thailand to North Carolina, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX

2007 Two Roads Diverge, North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC

2008 (Solo) New Work, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC

2009 (Solo) New Work, Collectors Gallery, Raleigh, NC

2009 Range of Possibilities, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

2009 A Unique Likeness, The Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount, NC

2010 Southern Pots, Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2010 Sexy Pots, American Folk Gallery, Ashville, NC

2010 Directions, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

2010 North Carolina Clay Invitational, Frank Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

Lectures and Workshops:

Folk life festival, Smithsonian Institute Washington D.C.

Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.

Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC

NC Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC

The Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount, NC

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

St. Ives Ceramics, St. Ives, Cornwall, England

Selected Public Collections:

North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC

The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC

The Gregg Museum of Art & Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

School of Government, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Studio Potter

Education:

1997-2001 Apprenticed with Mark Hewitt, cialis 40mg
Pittsboro, diagnosis
North Carolina

1999 & 2010 Worked with earthenware potter Clive Bowen, Shebbear pottery, North Devon, England

2003 Apprenticed with Mr. Sawein Silakhom, Phon Bok, Northeast Thailand

Travel:

England, Thailand

Selected Exhibitions:

1999 Old and Contemporary Wood Fired Pots, North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC

2001 (Solo) Pots From An Apprenticeship, Moring Arts Center, Asheboro, NC

2005 (Solo) Large Wood Fired Vessels by Daniel Johnston, American Folk Art, Asheville, NC

2005 Point of View   III, Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC

2005 Functional Ceramics, Wooster, Ohio

2006 (Solo) 700 Hundred Gallons, Moring Arts Center , Asheboro, NC

2006 (Solo) Daniel Johnston Wood Fired Vessels, London Square Gallery, Norfolk Virginia

2007 (Solo) Re-Emerging Traditions in Clay From Thailand to North Carolina, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX

2007 Two Roads Diverge, North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC

2008 (Solo) New Work, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC

2009 (Solo) New Work, Collectors Gallery, Raleigh, NC

2009 Range of Possibilities, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

2009 A Unique Likeness, The Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount, NC

2010 Southern Pots, Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2010 Sexy Pots, American Folk Gallery, Ashville, NC

2010 Directions, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

2010 North Carolina Clay Invitational, Frank Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

Lectures and Workshops:

Folk life festival, Smithsonian Institute Washington D.C.

Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.

Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC

NC Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC

The Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount, NC

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

St. Ives Ceramics, St. Ives, Cornwall, England

Selected Public Collections:

North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC

The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC

The Gregg Museum of Art & Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

School of Government, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Studio Potter

Education:

1997-2001 Apprenticed with Mark Hewitt, cialis 40mg
Pittsboro, diagnosis
North Carolina

1999 & 2010 Worked with earthenware potter Clive Bowen, Shebbear pottery, North Devon, England

2003 Apprenticed with Mr. Sawein Silakhom, Phon Bok, Northeast Thailand

Travel:

England, Thailand

Selected Exhibitions:

1999 Old and Contemporary Wood Fired Pots, North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC

2001 (Solo) Pots From An Apprenticeship, Moring Arts Center, Asheboro, NC

2005 (Solo) Large Wood Fired Vessels by Daniel Johnston, American Folk Art, Asheville, NC

2005 Point of View   III, Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC

2005 Functional Ceramics, Wooster, Ohio

2006 (Solo) 700 Hundred Gallons, Moring Arts Center , Asheboro, NC

2006 (Solo) Daniel Johnston Wood Fired Vessels, London Square Gallery, Norfolk Virginia

2007 (Solo) Re-Emerging Traditions in Clay From Thailand to North Carolina, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX

2007 Two Roads Diverge, North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC

2008 (Solo) New Work, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC

2009 (Solo) New Work, Collectors Gallery, Raleigh, NC

2009 Range of Possibilities, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

2009 A Unique Likeness, The Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount, NC

2010 Southern Pots, Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2010 Sexy Pots, American Folk Gallery, Ashville, NC

2010 Directions, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

2010 North Carolina Clay Invitational, Frank Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

Lectures and Workshops:

Folk life festival, Smithsonian Institute Washington D.C.

Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.

Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC

NC Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC

The Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount, NC

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

St. Ives Ceramics, St. Ives, Cornwall, England

Selected Public Collections:

North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC

The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC

The Gregg Museum of Art & Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

School of Government, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
I dig most of the materials I use to make and glaze my pots. My pots are fired in a large 850 cubic ft wood kiln. I enjoy the hard work and it leaves no part of the process separated from me. I do not try to control my materials, recipe
rather I try to understand them. From digging the clay to firing the kiln I put all my effort into creating pots that have a powerful presence. It is important to me to create pots that are timeless but reflect the culture and times in which I live.

LOCAL CLAY & GLAZE
I use local clay to make all of my pots. The refining process is labor intensive but the simplicity of mining clay and transforming it into useful and beautiful objects is greatly rewarding and fulfilling on many levels. The local clay culturally offers a connection to the many potters that dug clay in the Seagrove area before me. The variation and inconsistency of minimally refined clay gives a richness and beauty to the pots.
The glaze I use is a combination of wood ash from my wood stove, a local red earthenware clay, and a local stoneware clay. The idea of using wood ash and clay to create a glaze is several thousand years old. Different proportions of these two remarkable materials can give you a wide range of amazing results. These two seemingly simple materials have produced glazes throughout time that are unparalleled in diversity and beauty.