Steve Briggs

Steve Briggs is a local artist-potter who loves to get his hands dirty by finding, digging, slaking and sieving local clays and slips with which to make pottery.

From Steve: “I have been making clay things for many years in my studio in Coal Creek Canyon.  My shop is full of kilns, potter’s wheels and many bags and buckets of materials.  I have a good idea of what I like in pottery, and I try to make these kinds of pots.

I like pottery that is dynamic, rather than static, that doesn’t give up all of itself the first time it is used, or looked at.  I like pottery that suggests patterns, but backs off from symmetry.  I like pottery that is not too slick, or clever or overstated.  I like to see some excitement in the piece, some indication of the passion of the potter with a line or color or texture.  I like to see that a potter has a knowledge of materials, a skillful use of forming and glazing techniques, an understanding of firing methods, then adds just a bit more.”

Read more about his language of clay here