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John Lipsky

PotterMember Since 2012

Clay is a wonderful flexible media that can be molded and shaped infinitely. I was drawn back to it after college. My degree was in Television Production and after a short stint at PBS in the mid-west, I returned home in CT to work in the family’s small high tech manufacturing business. High tech and the visual arts didn’t mix too well so I looked for an outlet on the side to keep my creative juices flowing. I found a local pottery class in 1980 and have been with it ever since. I started teaching at Wesleyan Potters in 1995 and am a Key Member now.

I am a visual person and am attracted to anything that ‘catches my eye’, be it something in nature, architecture, or in the classical or modern arts. I believe this comes forth in my work. Primarily in high fire stoneware, I try to push my own personal creative envelop with new techniques, new shapes, new colors, new styles. I like to throw large forms. As a faculty member, I try to push my students along to gain success, confidence, and self-discovery in their own work with my First Rule of Pottery – there are no rules.

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