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Passion for Clay

We have collected clay pieces for over 30 years-all chosen because we fell in love with them. While photographing them, I rediscovered the attraction of these pieces--while potters would probably first be drawn to the form, I was always attracted first to the surface, which is my forte in textiles. Many of the artists are friends or acquaintances of ours since I was a long time textile artist that showed with most of these potters. I am slowly documenting them in my studio with natural northern light in many cases, some with a combination of light and some with strobes only.
Sang Roberson, detail
Sang Roberson, detail
Mark Hewitt salamander jug--stoneware
Mark Hewitt salamander jug--stoneware
Malcolm Davis shino raku-porcelain
Malcolm Davis shino raku-porcelain
Tom Clarkson-hand manipulated stoneware
Tom Clarkson-hand manipulated stoneware
detail-T. Clarkson hand manipulated stoneware
detail-T. Clarkson hand manipulated stoneware
Penny Truitt--early crackle white raku
Penny Truitt--early crackle white raku
Cliff Lee--porcelain
Cliff Lee--porcelain
Pit fired basket (early)-Jane Hatcher
Pit fired basket (early)-Jane Hatcher
Jane Peiser (early)--mille fiore technique
Jane Peiser (early)--mille fiore technique
Tom Clarkson-ash glaze/detail of lid
Tom Clarkson-ash glaze/detail of lid
Tom Clarkson-ash glaze
Tom Clarkson-ash glaze
Ben Owen III --early, Chinese Blue glaze
Ben Owen III --early, Chinese Blue glaze
Donna Polseno--early (raku) dark side
Donna Polseno--early (raku) dark side
Donna Polseno-early (raku) light side
Donna Polseno-early (raku) light side
Teapot  ash glaze
Teapot ash glaze
Becky Grey--porcelain (2 pc.)
Becky Grey--porcelain (2 pc.)
Carol Royal (deceased)
Carol Royal (deceased)
Penny Truitt-- raku matte box and pit fired pinch pot (early)
Penny Truitt-- raku matte box and pit fired pinch pot (early)
Paradox Pottery/Whalen  shino glaze pit fired
Paradox Pottery/Whalen shino glaze pit fired
Mark Hewitt  wood fired, melted glass trim
Mark Hewitt wood fired, melted glass trim
Raku w/surface design and woven horsehair
Raku w/surface design and woven horsehair
Penny Truitt (early) raku copper glaze, unglazed hand manipulated
Penny Truitt (early) raku copper glaze, unglazed hand manipulated
Penny Truitt raku taco shape dark side
Penny Truitt raku taco shape dark side
Penny Truitt raku taco shape light side
Penny Truitt raku taco shape light side
Charlie Lisk  traditional Catawba Valley potter, face jugs
Charlie Lisk traditional Catawba Valley potter, face jugs
Deborah Lingman  carved and incised
Deborah Lingman carved and incised
Mark Hewitt pot-detail
Mark Hewitt pot-detail
Reflections on a Cliff Lee Pot
Reflections on a Cliff Lee Pot