Beverly Berger
Designs by Beverly
Tesuque, New Mexico

What type of clay do you use?
Black Aardvark, white Laguna

What temperature do you fire to?
Cone 6

What is your primary forming method?

What is your favorite surface treatment?

What one word would you use to describe your work?

What is your favorite thing about your studio?
Everything is in one place.

What is the one thing in your studio you can’t live without?
Large work table

What are your top three studio wishes?
1 A studio assistant 2 To be closer to home but not at home. 3 To spend more time in the studio.

What’s on your current reading list?
Travel Magazine, Vanity Fair

How do you recharge creatively?

Do you have any DIY tips for studio efficiency?
Yes, make a radius cut in your sponges and hook them onto your water container.

What challenges have you given yourself to overcome?
Multi-color clay challenge

What did your first piece look like?
One of my first pieces from my first-ever class was at the Brooklyn Museum in 1973. It was a wheel-thrown, brown, clay planter about 8 inches tall and about 6 inches in diameter. The 2 handles were It was chosen to be in the student show.

What ceramic superpower would you have and why?
Centering! It's the only frustrating part.

What area of skill do you most look to other artists to learn?

Who is your ceramic art mentor and why?
Ruth Duckworth. Her inspiration for me was enormous.

What is on your studio playlist?
Rock 'n Roll

Why do you create art?
I have's an addiction.

Who is your favorite artist and what do you admire about that artist?
Georgia O'Keeffe and her free spirit!

What is your best studio tip?
For me, keep it organized!

If you could change one property of clay, what would it be?
That it wouldn't dry so fast.

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