What clay body do you use?
Primary forming method?
Primary firing temperature?
Favorite surface treatment?
"Don’t make me choose! OK.. how about carving/sgrafitto. Recently I’ve been getting back to mishima using wax resist."
Loading a kiln in the heat of summer. Straw hat a necessity
Describe your studio environment.
How/Where do you market and sell your artwork?
What sparks your creativity? What drives you to work with clay?
Did you come to ceramics 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?
"The biggest way I do this is through the pottery classes we teach at our studio. As our students become more advanced, I am happy to help (push?!) those who are ready to take the step to set up a home studio, find a venue to sell work, etc. When people contact me via email or visit the gallery I gladly take time to help them with technical questions, networking, and resources in the area (ClayHouston!)."
Judy and John - Raku firing during Xmas party
What’s the best advice you’ve been given by a fellow maker, mentor, or teacher?
Website URL and other social media platforms:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foelberpotteryInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/foelberpottery/
Bio:BFA /Ceramics 1984 from Bowling Green State University/Ohio
BS Art Ed 1984 from BGSU
Art teacher 1985-1992. Various grades/school from K-12.
Creator and Director of Extended Day School Program at St. Francis de Sales elementary school. 1986-1990.
Co-owner of Foelber Pottery Gallery & Studio. 1987-present.