Saturday, July 04, 2009

Meet the artist Adrienne Dellinger

Adrienne is another of our "Circle of Eight" Potters. Here is a little about her.

Dellinger is a utilitarian potter. She creates pots that enrich the day-to-day experience; pots that are loved even more each time they are used.

Adrienne was born in charlotte and received her BFA from ECU. She is currently the studio manager for Clayworks in Charlotte, NC.

Adrienne grew up with both Catawba Valley Pottery and pots by Ben Owen and Ben Owen III as well as numerous other Seagrove potters in her home. This created a foundation for traditional and utilitarian pottery influences. Attending ECU gave her a strong Japanese influence.

She has been a studio assistant for Cynthia Bringle at Penland School of Crafts. She has continued her studies by attending workshops at Penland with Malcom Davis and Tracy Dotson.

Adrienne has attended workshops with Michael Simon, Don Reitz, Ron Myers, Judith Duff, Nick Joerling, Suze Lindsay, and many others. She has also fired work with Burlon Crait in his kiln and assisted him in digging clay.

She has taught adult classes in various settings, including the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, and has exhibited throughout the region.

She was recently awarded an individual artist grant from the Arts and Science Council of Charlotte-Mecklenburg.Adrienne is an exhibiting member of the American Craft Council and Piedmont Craftsmen.

She has been accepted in national shows and is represented in fine regional galleries. Adrienne currently lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and fellow potter, Greg Scott, and their two children, Grace and Quinn.

For the pieces in our show Adrienne has hand dug native North Carolina clay, turned and then glazed in a traditional alkaline glaze made of wood ash, native clay and ground recycled glass. The pieces are then wood fired in a a traditional groundhog kiln with a creek sand floor.

See more of her pieces on our website by clicking here.

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