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I am a studio potter in the lovely mountains above Asheville, North Carolina, in a tiny town called Bakersville, North Carolina where I have established my studio for the past 6 years. Prior to that, I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and then pursued Resident Artist positions at the Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts in Asheville, NC, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, ME, and the EnergyXChange in Burnsville, NC. My husband is also a potter and works side by side with me in our new studio we just built and moved into in the fall of 2013 in Bakersville, NC.

My links:

-my Website: http://www.joytannerpottery.com

-my pottery Blog: http://www.joytannerpottery.blogspot.com

-facebook fan page:…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 9
  • Joined May 11, 2008

Favorite materials

clay, seed pods, shells, bark, water, leaves, wood, dirt, fire, camera

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About

I am a studio potter in the lovely mountains above Asheville, North Carolina, in a tiny town called Bakersville, North Carolina where I have established my studio for the past 6 years. Prior to that, I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and then pursued Resident Artist positions at the Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts in Asheville, NC, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, ME, and the EnergyXChange in Burnsville, NC. My husband is also a potter and works side by side with me in our new studio we just built and moved into in the fall of 2013 in Bakersville, NC.

My links:

-my Website: http://www.joytannerpottery.com

-my pottery Blog: http://www.joytannerpottery.blogspot.com

-facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/joytannerpottery

-Flikr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/joytannerpottery

-sign up for my newsletter and mailing list:
http://www.bit.ly/joytannermailinglist

-Keep up with my latest listings with my RSS feed: http://www.etsy.com/shop/joytanner/rss

-my husband's Etsy Pottery Shop: http://www.williambaker.etsy.com

Artist Statement:

As a potter, I am drawn to the subtle details I observe in nature, such as the way a leaf is connected to its stem, the variation in ripples of water, or the tones of shadows and filtered light. This interplay between repetition and variation through the use of line, texture and depth continually brings new discoveries to my work in clay. Firing my wheel thrown stoneware and porcelain in a wood and soda kiln further enhances these variations within the textured surfaces. It is my hope that by bringing these details into closer view, each pot I have created will possess the energy and insights I gather from my surroundings.

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