Carol Naughton Artist Statement:
Carol Naughton is a potter who creates wheel thrown and hand built, one of a kind, functional pottery. The forms reflect her love of fine cooking, gardening, and nature. The strong visual aesthetic of her ceramics is reflective of her environmental graphic design and exhibit design background.
The ceramic pieces are made from porcelain and stoneware clays. The clay is fired using a gas kiln capable of achieving a wide range of glaze surfaces and colors. Many of Carol’s glazes reference historic Japanese glazes. Many of the pieces have drawings and sculptural additions or alterations to the base form.
Carol’s studio is located in a remodeled 1876 stone granary on a beautiful farm in the driftless region of southwestern Wisconsin. The historic limestone construction and colors of the granary are reflected in the clays and glaze choices of Carol’s work.