Eastern NC Pre-Conference Artist and Conference Panelist
Logan Wannamaker is a potter residing in Taos, New Mexico. He has worked with clay his whole life and currently has three different lines from three different kilns. His tableware line or white line is single fired cone six white glaze on black clay. He is looking for simplicity of form and gradation of white to black in the movement of the glaze on the clay. The forms stress minimalism, function and are created as a palette for the food they present. The Salt fired line draws upon brushwork as well as local materials: It is also functional but is created as accent or serving pieces for the white line. The wood and charcoal fired work is composed of porcelains with native irons. This work is sculptural; It is distinguished by rich flashing and ash development. The work is fired in an Anagama for 5 days using 10 cords of wood. The inspiration comes from his surroundings. He tries to embody the rich hues, tones and texture that make up the high desert that surrounds him. He tries to work with the local geology to better embody that inspiration and communicate the beauty of his native Taos.