What clay body do you use?
Primary forming method?
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Favorite surface treatment?
“Sprigging, Layered and Overlapping Glazes, Carving, Colored Clay”.
Describe your studio environment.
How/Where do you market & sell your artwork?
“Marketing: E-Mail, Personal Contacts, Business Cards, Web Site.”
"Selling: Copper Shade Tree Gallery (Round Top), Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, The Path of Tea, Heights Holiday Artisan Market".
What sparks your creativity? What drives you to work with clay?
Did you come to pottery from a different career? Tell us about your journey to a ceramics career.
How have you have taken your experience as a well-established maker in the field and passed that knowledge along to other artists?
What’s the best advice you’ve been given by a fellow maker, mentor, or teacher?
"Carolyn has been an actor/performer, artist, and poet, well- versed and experienced in the tension- and rejection-filled world of the arts. As I approach edges of my skill and knowledge, she has more than once urged me: “Yes, Go For It, Just Try It.” Occasionally I can now even tell myself the same thing".
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Thomas Perry’s stoneware and porcelain vessels have been shown in various invitational and juried exhibitions, including the Amarillo Museum of Art (first prize), Las Cruces Museum (museum purchase award), Houston Airport Collection, UDallas Regional, Kent State Cup Show, Hill Country Arts Foundation, TCAA Attachments 15 NCECA Invitational, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC), Holocaust Museum Houston, and several galleries in Houston. Thomas was an artist-in-residence at HCCC, has published articles in Studio Potter and Pottery Making Illustrated, and conducted workshops based on his colored clay techniques. Thomas is co-founder and former chair/co-chair of Empty Bowls Houston, co-founder and holder of several Board positions in ClayHouston, and former Board member/officer and Docent at HCCC. He was recently selected for a 2018 month-long residency at Bandelier National Monument, NM.