Monday, December 6, 2010

Michael Schmidt

Another creative potter on board with Eye On Art Gallery, Michael Schmidt. Michael is Associate Professor Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA.

"I am interested in combining “pottery” with an identity that is aesthetically and conceptually complex."

The idea of vessel or containment is a dominant concept in my work. While “trained as a functional potter,” I have experimented with many facets of clay and a wide range of firing techniques, however, I have always felt a certain obligation to the utility of a vessel.