Mark Kozma’s pots
This sale will bring to a conclusion my apprenticeship with Mark. I’ve had the opportunity to learn many valuable potting practices during my time here. I’m taking away fond memories and arduous lessons, and feel prepared to carry on potting independently. I’ve been able to develop a strong network with other potters in the area, and I’m glad to say I’ll continue living and working in Durham, and hope to be an active part of the North Carolina potting community.
Adrian King’s pots
The first signs of spring are always exciting to us in the workshop. We’re able to take down the insulating foam and plastic from the windows that keeps us warm during the winter, and all the hard work of the past three months begins to appear from the depths of the ware racks. One by one the pots get loaded into the kiln with high expectations. With a crew of good friends and a few familiar faces, we fire the kiln. When the pots materialize from the darkness, their radiant glazes are as beautiful as the surrounding flowers and trees in bloom, as if the two were synchronized together with the coming of spring.
Each pot I look at from the 89th firing possesses stunning qualities. As new and familiar forms emerge from the kiln, I continue to see improvements in my craft. Along with all the familiar pots, new forms emerge, such as casseroles, plates, and bowls, expanding my repertoire of work.
Malcolm was raised in Pittsboro, served in the US Air Force, and works at the Piedmont Biofarm. He has also been helping us this cycle, and will do so again this summer. His warm presence, diligence, and reliability make him a pleasure to be around. Welcome Malcolm!