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Gardner Pottery

Plano, Texas 51 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   I took my first pottery class when I was sixteen at The Artist's Association of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts during a family vacation. They offered month-long classes over the Summer in an old barn just off Main Street. The results were three or four very heavy, very badly trimmed bowls which survive somewhere on a shelf in my mother's house.

During my first year of college I took another pottery class and spent most of my free time in the clay studio. I went on to pursue both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in music performance and pottery was put on indefinite hold.

Ten years later, I was working as a reservations agent for a major airline and decided on a whim to take a pottery class. This time the clay bug bit, and for the past sixteen years I have been making wheel-thrown, functional pottery.

My work has evolved to embody simple, clean forms with carved surface designs. My functional work is fired either in a high-fire reduction kiln or a salt kiln. My terra cotta bird houses and other pieces destined for patios and gardens are left unglazed. My influences are the Leach Family, Mark Hewitt, Cynthia Bringle and Robin Hopper. My main goal is to produce pottery that is both beautiful and useful.

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Last updated on Jul 27, 2017

I took my first pottery class when I was sixteen at The Artist's Association of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts during a family vacation. They offered month-long classes over the Summer in an old barn just off Main Street. The results were three or four very heavy, very badly trimmed bowls which survive somewhere on a shelf in my mother's house.

During my first year of college I took another pottery class and spent most of my free time in the clay studio. I went on to pursue both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in music performance and pottery was put on indefinite hold.

Ten years later, I was working as a reservations agent for a major airline and decided on a whim to take a pottery class. This time the clay bug bit, and for the past sixteen years I have been making wheel-thrown, functional pottery.

My work has evolved to embody simple, clean forms with carved surface designs. My functional work is fired either in a high-fire reduction kiln or a salt kiln. My terra cotta bird houses and other pieces destined for patios and gardens are left unglazed. My influences are the Leach Family, Mark Hewitt, Cynthia Bringle and Robin Hopper. My main goal is to produce pottery that is both beautiful and useful.

Jay Gardner

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Pottery that is beautiful and functional

I took my first pottery class when I was sixteen at The Artist's Association of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts during a family vacation. They offered month-long classes over the Summer in an old barn just off Main Street. The results were three or four very heavy, very badly trimmed bowls which survive somewhere on a shelf in my mother's house.

During my first year of college I took another pottery class and spent most of my free time in the clay studio. I went on to pursue both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in music performance and pottery was put on indefinite hold.

Ten years later, I was working as a reservations agent for a major airline and decided, on a whim, to take a pottery class. This time the clay bug bit, and for the past fourteen years I have been making wheel-thrown, functional pottery.

My work has evolved to embody simple, clean forms with carved surface designs. My pots are fired either in a high-fire reduction kiln or a salt kiln. My influences are the Leach Family, Mark Hewitt, Cynthia Bringle and Robin Hopper. My main goal is to produce pottery that is both beautiful and useful.

I would like to extend special THANK YOU to the faculty and staff of the Craft Guild of Dallas without whom I would not be able to do what I do. They provide a well equipped and welcoming studio for those of us who do not have the means to operate our own private studio space.

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    Oh, Little Rabbit specializes in illustration and printmaking and focuses on using organic, recycled and eco friendly materials for our product line. Their line of tea towels brings a touch of whimsy to Gardner Pottery's expanding product line.

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