I have had a passion for pottery since I was a kid.  But it wasn’t until high school that I made the connection with throwing on a pottery wheel.  I spent several years of my Brown University education studying ceramics at Rhode Island School of Design where I learned to throw off the hump.  I developed a style of throwing fast and thin.  The process is a great metaphor for life in that clay begins as raw earth and evolves into something that’s simultaneously precious and yet highly durable.  And, like life, anything can happen during the process of wedging, throwing, trimming, firing, and glazing.  I’ve come to value the subtle imperfections that come from pushing clay to the point of collapse and have discovered that my best work results from being fearless.

All of my work is hand-thrown and hand-trimmed and no two pieces are exactly the same.  As with most high-fire stoneware, every piece is dishwasher safe and microwavable.  The deep spiral throwing lines make the vessels especially nice to hold and use.

                                                                                                      - Bob Golden