Terri Gray

Cone 6 screen printed stoneware by Terri Gray

 

Member profile details

First name
Terri
Last name
Gray
Website
search earthelementspottery on etsy.com
City
Leander
State
TX
Education
Bachelor of Arts in Art Education
Occupation / Professional Affiliation
Pottery teacher, Potter
 

Additional Information

Member Page Intro
Cone 6 screen printed stoneware by Terri Gray
Artist Statement / Bio
I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education from Florida Atlantic University,
Boca Raton, FL in 1984. I was able to put myself through college working as a graphic artist,
and continued in the field after graduating. During this time I also enjoyed working on and
learning new ceramic techniques.
I was anxious to put into practice my teaching skills,
so I accepted an art teaching position in the public schools. I couldn't wait to introduce
clay and let my students get their hands dirty! After ten years in the public school system
I decided to completely dedicate myself to ceramics. In 1997 I set up a small studio in Austin,
Texas and later in 2001 in Hampshire, England. I returned to Austin in 2004 and set up a studio
at "Clayways Pottery Studio and Gallery" and began teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced
wheel throwing and hand building classes.
I believe that my ceramic work reflects back to my
time as a graphic artist. Currently, My work features images and textures derived from nature.
I create silk screens of these images and print them on wheel thrown and altered porcelain/stoneware
pieces. The work is then fired to a cone 6 mid-range stoneware temperature in an electric
kiln. Since building our green straw-bale home and pottery studio in 2011, I strive
to become more green and earth friendly in my pottery firing. I have developed glaze and surface
technique to fire my kiln solely to mid-range temperatures to conserve energy, also the natural imagery in my work
reflects an expression to be mindful of our impact on our surroundings.
Materials & Techniques
stoneware/porcelain
 

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Texas Clay Arts Association 2014

Images in header (from left): Annie Foster, Karmien Bowman, Mimi Bardagjy

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