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David Hiltner

David Hiltner

David Hiltner

Birds, fish and furrowed fields… memories frozen by fire. My pots reference rural landscapes, a look at below from above. My trophies, a tribute to the fins and feathers I chase in fields.

Born and raised in Kansas, much of my time was spent hunting in the fields and working on my family's farm. The diverse weather transformed the landscape into vivid colors and textures. Slowly, the fall colors faded against the gray of winter. Light snow covered the repetitive rows of milo. Spring storms brought rain, flooding the fields, filling ditches, bringing nourishment to the wheat, moving the soil, eroding it to its own liking. The dry hot summer wind would crack the earth open, and the landscape would be transformed into a surface resembling an Old Dutch master's painting.

I am interested in rural landscapes, silos, rolling hills, and furrowed fields. The patterns, textures, and colors translated into the vessel are memories, moments, and thoughts frozen by fire. These vessels are created to celebrate the land that inspires and sustains me.


David Hiltner
PO Box 1527
Red Lodge, MT  69068

Red Lodge Clay Center.com

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