Author Profile
Nancy Utterback

My current work is thrown, altered, slip-decorated, salt or wood fired, and rooted in function. It incorporates every aspect of my daily life. I weave together my family, clay, teaching, recreation, and artistic expression into the flow of days, months, and years. I spend four or five days a week in my studio, happily working and painting, recording my day-to-day existence from my journals and, hopefully, creating exciting and interesting pots. The rest of the time I teach and give workshops.


Nancy Utterback reminisces about her beginnings in pottery while examining her experience as a self-taught potter.