Connie Wagner's Profile

About

My introduction to clay came years ago while living in a small community in the northeastern corner of California, and working with local potters developing basic skills. Over the years I dabbled at making gifts for friends and family. A few years ago my dream came true when a friend helped me build a tiny studio in my backyard. I now have my own wheel, a slab roller, and a small bisque kiln. Like a personal zendo I use this space to find my center and explore the creative energy within me. The young potters that taught me years ago are still friends today. We come together on a regular basis to fire our work in wood and gas kilns at the Canyon Creek Pottery in Alturas, California. All of my pottery is made with either stoneware or porcelain and I make both functional and decorative pieces. We use several great shino glaze recipes along with other more common glazes, some with local materials. I continue to be inspired by limitless…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 4
  • Joined May 26, 2008

Favorite materials

Stoneware, porcelain, fire, wood, ash, shino glazes, Asian designs, pottery wheel, anagram kiln, gas kiln, clay

About

My introduction to clay came years ago while living in a small community in the northeastern corner of California, and working with local potters developing basic skills. Over the years I dabbled at making gifts for friends and family. A few years ago my dream came true when a friend helped me build a tiny studio in my backyard. I now have my own wheel, a slab roller, and a small bisque kiln. Like a personal zendo I use this space to find my center and explore the creative energy within me. The young potters that taught me years ago are still friends today. We come together on a regular basis to fire our work in wood and gas kilns at the Canyon Creek Pottery in Alturas, California. All of my pottery is made with either stoneware or porcelain and I make both functional and decorative pieces. We use several great shino glaze recipes along with other more common glazes, some with local materials. I continue to be inspired by limitless possibilities in design, construction, application techniques and the unpredictability of firing conditions.

I hope you enjoy my work and I look forward to your comments.

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