Long a process of industry, salt firing has also been embraced by ceramic artists and potters because of the beautiful … Read More
Michael Kline has been a studio potter since 1990. He studied civil engineering, pottery, painting, and printmaking at the University of Tennessee, where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts. Michael also studied under Michael Simon at the Penland School of Crafts in 1989. From 1989-1998 Michael, along with Mark Shapiro and Sam Taylor, produced pots from a cooperative wood kiln in Worthington, Massachusetts, before being awarded a resident artist position at Penland in 1998. There he created a body of work in translucent porcelain and large-scale stoneware pottery inspired by the traditional stoneware of the Catawba Valley and Seagrove areas of North Carolina. In 2001, Michael built a large wood-burning kiln and studio in Bakersville, North Carolina, where he lives with his wife, goldsmith Stacey Lane; their two daughters, Evelyn and Lillian; their dog Jack, and lots of chickens. To learn more about Michael Kline, visit www.klinepottery.com.