Jeff Walker,
Earthen Studio,
Reeds Spring, MO



Instagram: @jdpotter2005

Artist Statement: Utilitarian potter making functional work for everyday use and art in our life.

Studio Description:
Porcelain and stoneware high fire cone 10 reduction personal studio for one.

What type of clay do you use?

What temperature do you fire to?
Cone 10.

What is your primary forming method?
Wheel thrown.

What is your favorite surface treatment?
Ash glaze and copper reds.

Do you make any of your own tools?

What one word would you use to describe your work?

What is your favorite thing about your studio?

What is the one thing in your studio you can’t live without?
Potters wheel.

What are your top three studio wishes?
More time, more space, and more kilns.

What’s on your current reading list?
Art of firing.

How do you save money on materials and supplies?
Make my own tools, and buying in bulk.

How do you recharge creatively?
Visits with other potters, workshops and lots of surfing.

Do you have any DIY tips for studio efficiency?
Layout is the key.

What challenges have you given yourself to overcome?
Better finish on pots, it is everything.

What did you first piece look like?
Like a lump of mud!

What ceramic superpower would you have and why?
Control as it makes for better pots for everyone.

What area of skill do you most look to other artists to learn?
Everything as we can always improve and get better.

Who is your ceramic art mentor and why?
My early instructors, as they made me who I am today and the pots that I make.

What is your studio playlist?
Old school Country.

Why do you create art?
It is my life.

Who is your favorite artist and what do you admire about that artist?
No one favorite, lots of them and for many different reasons. One should always see new work and learn.

What is your best studio tip?
Keep learning always.

If you could change one property of clay, what would it be?
Drying, as I am not patient enough to wait.


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