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Most of my work is made on a potter’s wheel, using stoneware and porcelain clay. My glaze palette includes traditional celadons, shinos, iron reds and warm yellows, I decorate using textural roping techniques, as well as wax patterning between layers of glazes. The pots are ‘fired’ to 2380 degrees F. in a reduction kiln. The influence of early Chinese, Korean, and Japanese ceramics is reflected in my work.   Those cultures seem to have found balance between function and beauty.  My intention is to make pottery that is pleasant to look at and enjoyable to use.

 

Kent McLaughlin
1782 Fork Mountain
Bakersville, NC 28705

(828) 688-9297

Fork Mountain Pottery

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