Author Profile
John Morse

One way or another, John Morse has immersed himself in art throughout his life. He received his BFA from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 1988. Building on an early career in painting and photography, he was a creative director with Target Corporation where his dual nature as problem-solver and "creative" were in demand.

Morse has been working in clay for the past fifteen years. He hand-builds functional wares using stoneware or porcelain to achieve thin (yet unexpectedly durable) forms. Morse's studio, ifpottery, reflects a simple modern aesthetic, as well as an appreciation for pared-down, accessible possessions and lifestyles.

Morse and unpaid clay assistant, husband Joe, live and work on a beautiful mesa top in northern New Mexico. Together their creative energies are also directed toward growing food on the land and nurturing and protecting the surrounding mesa-top wilderness.


My dreams enabled a strong sense of empathy and openness to different ways of thinking. They have fueled a fearless, and sometimes reckless, desire for new experiences. They have allowed me to visualize possibilities and embrace opportunities.