Lynn August's Profile

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My journey in clay...

I first touched clay as a child and that experience whispered to me throughout my adult life. I always allowed life to get in the way and it wasn’t until my late 40’s that I really listened. I took my first pottery class and what a life-changing experience that was!

For years I tried to balance my career and pottery until ten years ago when I began a journey in clay. I sold most of my possessions and traveled the states to pursue my dream of being a potter. Six years ago a cross country trip landed me in Asheville, North Carolina where I currently live and work in clay. It's been an exciting adventure that continues to unfold in wonderful and mysterious ways.

Not typically one to be still in life, I sit for hours when carving clay. It is truly a meditative experience and…

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  • Female
  • Joined March 5, 2011

Favorite materials

Stoneware, porcelain

About

My journey in clay...

I first touched clay as a child and that experience whispered to me throughout my adult life. I always allowed life to get in the way and it wasn’t until my late 40’s that I really listened. I took my first pottery class and what a life-changing experience that was!

For years I tried to balance my career and pottery until ten years ago when I began a journey in clay. I sold most of my possessions and traveled the states to pursue my dream of being a potter. Six years ago a cross country trip landed me in Asheville, North Carolina where I currently live and work in clay. It's been an exciting adventure that continues to unfold in wonderful and mysterious ways.

Not typically one to be still in life, I sit for hours when carving clay. It is truly a meditative experience and one that keeps me centered and profoundly connected to spirit.

My designs are intuitive and each piece is one of a kind. My stoneware pottery is reduction fired to 2400 degrees for a wonderful deep toasty color with the carvings accented with oxides. My black and white porcelain pottery is fired to 2200 degrees in oxidation and I use underglazes to accentuate the carvings.

Clay is my life - I wake up looking forward to each day - it doesn’t get better than that.

I am grateful...

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