I love pots; handmade pots made of clay. I make pots and I collect pots. The pots that I love are high-fired stoneware or porcelain. They are functional. They are made to be used on a daily basis. They are works of art that we interact with intimately.
I made my first pottery on the wheel in 1975. I continued making pots while pursuing an academic career in science. I have become a potter since retiring from academia. For the past seven years I have been located in the Sandy Mush area of Madison County, North Carolina as a potter and a small-farm farmer.
What I make from clay is what I like to use. I make mugs, goblets, bowls, drums, fermentation crocks, and other functional forms. I favor classical designs and earthy glazes. My work has been described as “good honest pots”.
I am excited to be a part of the 2019 Leicester Studio Tour, and I look forward to the experience.
For further information and more examples of my work please visit my website: andygordonpottery.com