John Britt Pottery

Artist Statement

Yippee-I-O-Kayee! , I like really do like clay (oh, and glazes, too).







Artist Bio

John Britt has been a potter and teacher for over 26 years. He lives in mountains of western North Carolina although he grew up in Dayton, Ohio. John is primarily a self-taught potter who has worked and taught at universities, colleges and craft centers both nationally and internationally, including the Penland School of Crafts where he served as the Clay Coordinator and then, as the Studio’s Manager. He is the author of the “The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glaze; Glazing & Firing at Cone 10” which was published by Lark Books in 2004, was the juror for the book; "500 Bowls”, and has written numerous articles for ceramics publications including: Ceramics Monthly, Ceramic Review, Studio Potter, Clay Times, New Ceramics, Ceramic Technical and The Log Book. He is currently a studio potter in Bakersville, North Carolina and teaches glaze chemistry, glazing and firing workshops.


[his studio is in Bakersville, NC (near Penland School) about 1 hour from Asheville, NC]



John Britt Pottery
154 Sparks Road
Bakersville NC 28705
828 467-5020

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