Pittsboro, North Carolina potter Mark Hewitt inside his 900-cubic-foot, wood-burning tube kiln. Though he was born into a pottery family, their tradition was fine china manufacturing, not handmade salt-glazed stoneware.
Florida mixed-media artist Nan Smith provides an intimate view of her current work, from its forming and decorating processes to its reason for being.
Arizona potter Don Reitz, often called “the king of salt glaze, the workshop king, the Kenzan of American ceramics, etc.,” has continued along a path of risk and change.
Ban Kajitani brushing slip onto slab sculpture destined for a one-man show in Tokyo.
Ellen Shankin in her Virginia studio. Ellen is one of 31 potters/clay artists who received National Endowment fellowships this year.
Santa Cruz, California studio ceramist Sally Gaynor with three teapots that retain a traditional handle and spout, but take a functional detour to travel down a road rife with visual puns and architectural allusions.
Full-time potter John Glick in his Farmington, Michigan studio. Part I of Glick’s two-part portfolio looks at the continuum of his work, while discussing mid-career issues that concern potters everywhere.
Roddy Reed makes a living from pinch pots! Like the mazes decorating some of these works, Reed’s life took many twists and turns before he reached his goal of being a full-time, professional artist.
Carole Aoki finds getting out of the studio and into the fray of public contact at craft fairs is a risky, yet satisfying experience; read her thoughts about selling at the Philadelphia Craft Show in this month’s portfolio.