Deramic's Clay Studio


About the Potter

     When I was 6 years old, my mother would bring home greenware made from molds to "paint" . Occasionally she would allow me to "paint" a bunny or frog.  The "paints" were actually glazes that looked mostly white and brown.  A few weeks later she would bring it back home and it had magically transformed to the colors I wanted.

     Many years later a friend talked me into taking a ceramics class in high school.  I thought that I would be doing the same thing.  Instead of walking into a room full of small bottles a glaze and greenware, there were 5 gallon buckets of glaze, a 32 gallon can full of clay and potter's wheels.

     After getting over the shock, I went to work making a pot.  I wedged the clay, squished it, pinched it, poked it, and after an hour or two I had a pot.  After it was bisque fired, I painted red iron oxide on the outside and glazes the inside.  It was glaze fired and I had my first pinch pot.  I was hooked.

     I have been playing in the mud ever since and have been slowly acquiring equipment and materials for my pottery studio.  Until my home studio is ready I will be working at the Potters' Guild in Wallingford, PA where I have been a member since 2007.

Phone: 610-394-1066