Ann Wallin, Potter
After moving to Georgia, I have devoted myself to pottery for more than 30 years. I have been producing pieces for galleries and for the fina art and craft shows since 1986. At the same time, I taught pottery techniques to students of all ages and skill levels. Also during that time, I studied privately with recognized pottery artists and attended various craft schools and workshops.
I have worked in all forms of clay such as porcelain and stoneware and I have produced many pieces of functional ware. However, most of my career has been spent producing the classic forms and shapes that spring to life in the wonderful iridescent and one-of-a-kind colors of the Raku process. Raku vessels are for decorative use, only.
I enjoy forming unshaped lumps of clay into forms that come alive in colors of copper, gold and blue. By molding the clay into the wheel-thrown forms or by using hand-building techniques, my goal is to give each vessel its own identity and unique design.