Zac Spates

Zac throws and alters his clay works on a kick wheel before surrendering them to his wood fire kiln. “My forms are kept simple to allow the way I fire to decorate the pots’ surface. Decoration is minimal, leaving the surface to be etched and blushed by the flame’s movement through the kiln,” the Hudson, WI potter explains.

The artist holds a BA in studio art from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN, where he worked with Richard Bresnahan. He served as an apprentice with William Mark Hewitt in Pittsboro, NC. “Working with two very different pottery makers, “ Zac states, “my work developed into a combination of tight forms with loose, organic finishes.”


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