I draw from historical influences and the natural environment to create contemporary ceramics for the home that are both functional and decorative. My studio practice prioritizes joy, comfort and leisure, qualities which are conveyed through my finished pieces. I use my pottery to connect with people and build community.
Pottery By Osa
Ultimately, I am interested in the development of interiority on a continuum with exteriority. Equilibrium and balance, visual or literal, appear where it seems none can be attained. My work primarily critiques traditions, broadly defined.
Massachusetts College of Art
Greta Michelle Joachim
Trinidad and Tobago
Greta started as an oil painter, fell in love with clay and hasn't looked back. Her aims through her pieces to elevate the experience of eating and drinking through handmade. She draws inspiration from childhood memories and experiences.
New Orleans, LA
MaPó Kinnord grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her first training in ceramics through Cleveland’s Quaker-founded alternative high school, the School on Magnolia. She apprenticed with several production potters before receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1984. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Ohio State University in 1994. Arriving in New Orleans in 1995, she now serves as an Associate Professor of Art at Xavier University. A well-respected educator, Kinnord has taught workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine and the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina, as well as the Kambe no Sato Arts Center in Matsue, Japan. She has researched the traditional and contemporary art of Ghana and has produced video documentation of the traditional pottery, kiln building and ceramic architecture of Northern Ghana, West Africa.
Los Angeles, CA
I am a young 22 year old looking to be inspired and influenced by some of the most beautiful and most close to my culture
David MacDonald received his BS in Art Education from Hampton University; and his MFA from the University of Michigan. In 1971 he joined the faculty of the School of Art at Syracuse University, retiring in 2008. His work has been featured in several ceramic textbooks and magazines. He has also been featured in several nationally televised programs; such as, HGTV’s “Modern Masters” and PBS’s “A Craftsmen’s Legacy”. He has been given a number of awards by various national arts organizations such as, National Conference for the Education in the Ceramics Arts’ “Excellence in Teaching Award” and the National Crafts Council’s “Master Craftsman Award”.
Since his retirement he has been active lecturing across the country and working in his studio creating his signature ceramic works.
David MacDonald Pottery
Falls Church, VA
Winnie Owens-Hart, is an educator, artist, filmmaker, author, and critical thinker in matters of clay, art, and culture. She has taught at Howard University for more than 37 years and has conducted research, exhibited, and presented lectures internationally. She has worked with women in a pottery village in Ghana for more than a decade. As both a published author and curator, Owens-Hart has curated exhibitions primarily focused on contemporary African American artists and has also produced documentary films, including Style & Technique-Four Pottery Villages and The Traditional Potters of Ghana-The Women of Kuli. Over more than four decades, her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with work in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, The John Michael Kohler Art Museum, universities, and private collections.
African Crafts Travel
Crawford, Mississippi 39743
Stephen seeks to produce vessels that are functional, decorative, and well- crafted. He received his BFA in 2013. In 2015, Stephen established Stephen’s Potter House Productions, a small studio space in Crawford, Mississippi.
Stephen’s Potter House Productions
My work focuses on creating a range of functional ceramics. I assemble my work by hand building each form piece-by-piece. My current body of work consists of simplistic geometric forms. They are then finished in a high fire atmospheric kiln
Britney Smith Ceramics
Malcolm Mobutu Smith
My vessels are inspired by the intersections graffiti art, comic books, organic abstraction and my African-American identity. These forms rely on wheel-thrown and hand-built elements typically focused on cups, bottles, and vases.
Malcolm Mobutu Smith
Nicole Akoukou Thompson
I'm a freelance writer, fiction writer, and ceramicist. I make small batch, wheel-thrown pottery, and work with dark bodies of clay: creamy browns and rustic reds—and I love highlighting w/ dreamy blues. Find your next fav bowl w/ me.
Dark Bodies Pottery
I make and sell bodycon pottery on Instagram. It is name your own price and 100% of the proceeds are donated directly to Covenant House California, which supports homeless youth (many of whom are BIPOC and members of the LGBTQIA community).