The Spruce Pine Potters Market is honored to have some of the most talented potters in the country. And that’s no hype! Did you know that today’s featured artist,
- was awarded an NEA artist fellowship (remember those?)
- has work in major public collections in Rhode Island, Illinois, and Wisconsin
- recently built a wood burning kiln in Sienna, Italy for the Spannocchia Foundation
These are just a very few of Tom Spleth’s accomplishments from his rich creative life! Known as the father of American studio slipcasting, Tom moves effortlessly between his ceramics and other media, whether he’s painting , carving giant woodblocks for printing, etching, or building public art sculpture.
Tom has taught workshops to potters around the world and for 6 years was assistant professor at Alfred University in NY.
In 2007 the Gregg Museum in Raleigh, NC launched a major retrospective show of Tom’s ceramics, figurative and abstract sculpture, furniture, tiles and light boxes as well as paintings, prints and drawings.
You can find out more about Tom and see additional images of Tom’s work at his web site, and this coming weekend, October 9th and 10th at the SPPM you can meet Tom, see and hold (and take home) some of his amazing work!