A new artist to the Gallery, Aaron was raised in Auburn, Washington. It was not until the last semester of his Senior year at the University of Puget Sound that he was introduced to pottery. Quickly drawn in by the wheel, Aaron appreciated the tangible results, and continued his pursuit of the art form, both at UPS and Green River Community College. It was at Green River that he really started to get a feel for clay and high temperature gas firings. In 2010 Aaron started working with Elinor Maroney at her Studio in Covington, Washington. Aaron reports:
Elinor has been working in clay for 40 years and is a wonderful artist. I have learned immensely from Elinor, and in turn I assist with the heavy lifting. I am building a new soda kiln at the Studio, so we can start working with atmospheric glazing.
Aaron says he is greatly influenced by American potter Malcolm Davis, and is an afficionado of his shino glazes. Shino is a type of high-fire glaze, often seen in white tones as well as the orangey-reds. A highly varied glaze, the atmosphere impacts the final color that is achieved on the clay surfaces.
We look forward to receiving a broad selection of Aaron's functional pieces for the home - plates, mugs, vases, sushi platters, French butter dishes, and more.
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