Will McComb
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Will McComb

Will McComb is a ceramic artist born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. He earned his bachelor of arts from the University of Kentucky in 2010. In 2015, he began a two-and-a-half-year residency at Lighthouse ArtCenter in Jupiter, Florida, where he additionally studied with wood-fire potter Justin Lambert. Following this residency, McComb relocated to Oxford, Mississippi, where he completed his master of fine arts in studio arts with an emphasis in ceramics at the University of Mississippi in May 2020. After graduating, McComb taught as an adjunct faculty member at the university for two semesters. In June 2021, he returned to Lexington to work for Kentucky Mudworks, developing and manufacturing glazes and clay bodies.
Beyond his formal education, Will has participated in a variety of artist workshops, national clay symposiums, and national juried exhibitions. He and his wife, Stacy, maintain active ceramic studio practices in pottery and jewelry.


Will McComb. Biomorph, 2018. 12x6x5 in. Stoneware, Cone 10 oxidation. Photograph by author.
Three essays written by recipients of Studio Potter’s merit award for the National Juried Student Exhibition held during the 2018 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 14-17.
Salt Cellar by Lindsay Oesterritter, in Will McComb's home.
Endless exposition could be laid down about the way a beautiful bowl or cup enhances the act of eating or drinking. Less is said of what to make of pots at rest. I propose that pots at rest are still engaged in a unique passive utility by defining and enriching how we experience our domestic space.