Wayne Smith Ceramics

 ~Wayne Smith Ceramics~ 
Wayne has a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, post graduate studies at Hunter College, NYC and Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY. His background is in painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, ceramics and historic preservation. Wayne has been a full time potter for the last 17 years. His special interests include late nineteenth and twentieth century painting, architecture and the decorative arts.
The ceramic work is functional and explores the tension and possibilities of form and function using clay as an expressive medium while still maintaining functionality. The work is wheel thrown and often altered. Many pieces are hand carved. All work is glazed with food safe glazes mixed and often developed by him and fired in a gas reduction kiln to 2400 degrees F.
The work often references organic forms in nature and is influenced by Japanese, Chinese and Korean ceramics, the English Arts and Crafts Movement of the late nineteenth century and American Abstract Expressionist painting. 

Wheel thrown, handcarved functional art pottery, made using food safe glazes.

 Pitchers, vessels, vases, mugs, bowls and more!

Unique one of kind pieces, exquisitley designed and fully functional!

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