Marti Boykin Wallace Pottery

about marti boykin wallace

Marti Boykin Wallace I remember the wonder of being a child forming figures from fresh clay pulled from the banks of our favorite swimming hole. I would also sit for hours watching a potter who would come to visit Historic Camden during the annual craft shows. I have always been fascinated by the simplicity of a material that could transform itself into objects of beauty and function. My first experience in pottery began at the Gibbes Art Museum in Charleston during the early 80’s. In the early 90’s, next opportunity to make pottery would happen again during graduate school at the University of South Carolina. Although I work full-time as a high school Visual Art teacher and teach a variety of media to students, my passion for working in clay still remains strong.

I have been fortunate to study under some of the best ceramic artists today through workshops and summer sessions at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and Arrowmont School in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Today, I am still drawn to this earthly gift and continue to create hand-painted earthenware in my home studio in Camden, South Carolina.

I am interested in looking at lines and patterns found in our natural world. Growing up on Wannah Plantation in Boykin, SC was an experience that allowed me to spend a great deal of time outdoors. It taught me to pause and see the beauty that surrounds us in its simplest forms.
Pottery Cups

Pottery Pieces I am drawn to looking at how man and nature co-exist, from a rusty piece of farm equipment to an exquisite orchid in a warm greenhouse.

These images translate into my pottery through the shape of the form and how it relates to the surface of the pot.

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