Michele Benson Huck: Ceramics

I make pots for people to use. The greatest compliment I can receive is that my pots are used every day and that they are a pleasure to use. Conversely the greatest insult is when people buy my work, put it on a shelf, and never touch it. I have worked for many years to make pots that are comfortable in peoples’ hands, pots that are a joy to have in their homes and on their tables. I strive to make work that combines utility with beauty. From the moment I first touched clay over twenty years ago, I knew it was my medium. It is a delight to work with a substance that is so flexible in its wet state, and is so durable when it is fired. I work with stoneware clay, mix my own glazes and fire in mid-range oxidation.