Monday, March 21, 2011

Teapots: An Invitational - Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish Spruce Pine, NC

Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish Teapot $115
wood-fired local clay (8" x 8" 7")

We make our pots using primarily coarse, impure local materials.  Our pots are thrown on a slow turning Korean-style kick wheel, and the large jars are made using a traditional Korean paddle and anvil technique.  We then fire the pots in a large, Thai-shaped wood kiln.  Through this collaboration with powerful materials and processes, we hope to create an environment in which pots can be born with a beauty beyond what is possible with our own hands.  Beginning with the geologic processes that form the coarse red clay, passing through our hands and kiln, the life of these pots is continued through years of daily use.

Michael Hunt was born in Cleavland, OH.  He began making pots in high school in Orlando, FL, was a core student at the Penland School of Crafts, and studied in Korea with Traditional Onggi potters. 
Naomi Dalglish grew up in Bloomington, IN and received her BA from Earlham College.
Michael and Naomi live and work in the small town of Bandana in the mountains of western North Carolina.  Their work is shown nationally and internationally.

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