CT Pottery

Ceramics
Summerfield, Guilford County, NC
IMG_2611 - Charlie Tefft

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In the summer of 2003 a pair of Carolina Wrens took up residence in the rafters of my studio. I watched them raise two sets of babies over that summer. Day in and day out they would move upon the rafter calling down to me, always feeding their babies. It is instances like these that lead me to making my best work. The summer of Carolina wrens nestled into the depths of my mind, and over time I began to create work about that experience. In hind sight I can see a similar path in many of the pieces I create. They are born out of something outside of clay, and evolve over time.

 

Usually, I come upon a shape or idea, and work through that piece over many firing cycles. The theme that reoccurs most often is movement. I am always looking for ways to make the surface or the actual pots seems as though they have captured a moment in time. I balance this movement and life in the pots with a desire to make them functional. This is the challenge that brings me back to the studio eager to make pots.

Charlie Tefft | ctefft@guilford.edu

IMG_2726 - Charlie Tefft

Swimming Polar Bear Tray

Tray for serving food or display. This piece can hang on the wall. Hand painted and finished with an wood ash glaze. This piece is fired to 2350 F.

Raccoon Serving Tray

Tray for serving food or display. This piece can hang on the wall. Hand painted with oxide washes. This piece is fired to 2350 F.

Humming Bird Tall Cup

Thrown and hand painted, this tall cup is durable. Fired to 2350 F this cup is dishwasher safe.