Terri Friday Portfolio

Terri’s Contact Info

Website: potterinasheville.com
Email: potter.nc@gmail.com

Terri Friday Artist Statement

I have been very fortunate to have the support and the ability to explore and express my creativity with pottery for the past twenty plus years.  My meandering exploration of ceramics began my senior year at Warren Wilson College in 1994 and I have had my hands in clay ever since.   I enjoy the process of working with the clay and seeing the metamorphosis that the pots go through during the drying and firing processes.  I have found that working with clay enables me to constantly explore, rework, revamp, and evolve my forms and my designs.  My surface decorations have influences from design patterns of Native southwestern pottery and the ever changing natural beauty of Western North Carolina.  My mission has always been to strive to create beautiful, functional pottery intended for daily home use.  Some of the most intimate moments we spend with one another are when we are sharing food and drink.  I hope that my pots enhance and encourage a bit of celebration with each occasion of their use.