Sunday, July 19, 2009

The English Pottery : Robert Saxby

An article about Robert Saxby: The English Potter

Excerpt from the Courier Tribune, article written by Mary Anderson

“To me, traditional North Carolina pottery is traditional English pottery, and it has evolved much the same way pottery has in England, where they have been making salt-glazed vessels since the 1600s,” Saxby said.

Pottery has been a part of every culture forever, so what we have done here is elevate a skilled trade to an art form, Saxby said. In England, people use their pottery as everyday dinnerware.

After graduation from Croydon College of Art in London, Saxby came to the University of New Mexico on a teaching fellowship for his master’s degree. His passions are pottery and teaching — and golf. He has worked as a golf pro in South Carolina and Florida and taught pottery in England, Australia, New Zealand and China. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1989.

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