Tim Turner Clay
"I started my clay adventure at Appalachian State University in the mid 70's, moving on to Penland, NC where I met and worked with some remarkable artists and craftspeople. In the early 80's I moved backed to the Boone/Banner Elk area in the northwest corner of North Carolina where I set up a studio and produced pots for over twenty years. In 1996 after the Watauga River had washed through my studio for the third time I decide to take a hiatus from pots and concentrate on painting, which I had also been doing in my "spare" time and could easily be done on higher ground. Eleven years later I had an opportunity to get my hands dirty again thinking I'd just play around a bit but caught the clay bug again.
I now maintain a clay studio and a separate painting studio, and divide my time between the two.
My goal is to produce strong, simple forms with minimal decoration.
The majority of my work is made from high fired stoneware and fired in a gas kiln to 2345 degrees. Glazed with shino glazes, patterns are drawn with wax then a final glaze sprayed over. Pots are made for daily use, food, microwave and oven safe." - Tim Turner