Joe Ackermann's Profile
My name is Joe Ackermann and I have been playing in the mud for about 30 years. I make wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery using stoneware clay.
The first time I saw a potter working on a wheel was an experience that seemed almost magical; the spinning clay appeared to be forming itself and the potter merely caressed it as it took shape. I quickly discovered, however, that the clay was definitely not forming itself!!
My studio name ("Playin' In the Mud") typifies my attitude and approach to my work. After more than three decades of "playin'" I still feel that sense of magic and wonder at the creative process.
And, I will never stop learning!
- Born on August 8
- Joined December 9, 2009