NC Mountains Pre-Conference Artist and Organizer, Conference Organizer, Panelist and Demonstrator
Michael Hunt got hooked on clay in high school, and became a student at Penland School of Craft shortly after graduating. It was there that he met Will Ruggles and Douglas Rankin who became teachers and mentors to him.
Several years later he was invited to go to Korea to learn the traditional method of making large Ongii storage jars with master Ongii potter Oh Hyang Jong. Upon returning from Korea, Michael began setting up a studio and building a large Thai-shaped wood kiln in the Penland area.
He and his wife, Naomi Dalglish, now collaborate in making pottery in western North Carolina at Bandana Pottery.