Nicholas Seidner

The two significant historic ceramic traditions being referenced in my pottery are the folk pottery traditions from Asia; Japan, China and Korea and early American stoneware from New England. Wether it is the textures used on the surface of the clay, the slip trailed designs incorporated into the glazed ware or the salt firing process, the influence of ceramics rich traditions are present. The absolute historic and contemporary need for well designed and aesthetically pleasing stoneware pots as everyday objects to help produce, preserve and serve food, or present flowers keeps me busy as a student and maker of handmade pots.