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.”