Samuel Thompson

I make utilitarian ceramics that are a blend rustic and modern aesthetics. My work is thrown on a potters wheel as well as constructed using hand building techniques. I deliberately leave evidence of my hand in each piece by creating intuitive marks into the clay surface. I build visually intriguing layers on each pot’s surface through texture, layering of slips, and painterly brush strokes. My surfaces consist of a thin white slip poured or dipped over red or brown clay. I then fire to cone 5/6 with the addition of pops of colorful underglaze and a final coating of clear glaze.