Sunday, May 01, 2016

Super Busy Weekend and a Visit from Gordon Batten

Everyone is gearing up for Mother's Day, Weddings and Graduation so we've been getting new work in!
 Gordon Batten

Over the weekend North Carolina Gordon Batten stopped in to visit. 
 Stoneware platter nc pottery

stoneware bowl nc pottery

 stoneware hand built bowl nc pottery

Gordon owns and operate a small clay studio in Western North Carolina about 10 miles from the Cherokee Indian Reservation. 
 stoneware plattery nc pottery

Upon graduating from Western Carolina University in 1976 with a BFA in ceramics, Gordon Batten immediately began his career as a full-time studio potter.  

 nc pottery platter wired to hang
Nature and architecture provide the platform for Gordon’s inspiration, but with an abstract interpretation.  This abstraction allows him to painterly express himself without using realism.
 large stoneware vase nc potter batten
By still making his own clay and glazes, Gordon is able to greater expand on ideas and execute them to his satisfaction in a way that resembles conveying a language by way of color and movement instead of voice.
 large wall platter nc pottery

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