NC Mountains Pre-Conference Artist
Joy Tanner has been a studio potter in western North Carolina for the past 12 years. She has a BFA in Ceramics from UT Chattanooga, was a Resident Artist at the Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts and the EnergyXChange. She currently shares her studio, Wood Song Pottery, in Bakersville, NC, with her husband, William Baker.
Joy creates functional and decorative wheel thrown and altered pottery using stoneware and porcelain clays. By hand carving and impressing textures into the surfaces, the atmospheric effects from wood and soda firing create bold contrasts of pattern, color and texture within Joy’s pottery.
Wood Song Pottery, Joy Tanner and William Baker:
Cross draft wood/soda kiln. Internal firebox, sprung arch, 20 cubic feet stacking space total.
This kiln is designed as a hybrid and can be fired with either propane or wood. Wood firings generally last approximately 24 hours and include 5-6 pounds of soda ash added.