Artist Statement: My work stems from the constant, direct connection between the clay, the potter and the one who uses the pottery. It is an energy that transcends as it is embraced. I'd like to offer the world quiet pots assisting you to be present in your daily routine and an opportunity or excuse to slow down, even for a moment, and breath. My offerings comes from nothing more than a chuck of mud and a love of Art! Surround yourself with beauty ~ ENJOY!
Bio: I am an artist. I studied painting at New Paltz University in New York and pursued a career as a successful studio potter for over ten years. As life happens...I took advantage of the opportunity to venture out and roam the world for six years. I lived in Izmir, Turkey, for a time. There, I studied at Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi, as I earned a Masters of Ceramic and Glass. My attention was drawn to the ancient kilns and techniques of Persian wares as I focused on building kilns from the local soils. I fired my modern works within these ancient techniques and was fortunate enough to be an invited artist-in-residency on the Datcha peninsula. The works from this focus were featured in the 2012 Istanbul Biannual.
After graduate school, I furthered my studies in Vietnam, collecting local terra-cotta cook stoves and common cookware while teaching art at Saigon South International School. In Saigon I opened a collective artist studio and my attention was drawn back to painting with an exhibition invitation at the HCMC Art Museum.
I have returned to Seattle. It feels wonderful to be back home with family, friends and community. My current works has been centered around service wares for your home and restaurants around Seattle. I am fully engaged in a career as a potter and an educator. You can find me either at North Seattle College, Shoreline Community College or at g.georger studio, my backyard sanctuary... Come by for a cup of tea.