NC Mountains Pre-Conference Guest Artist and Conference Panelist
NC Mountains Pre-Conference Artist
In 1993, Simon Levin fell in love with the movement of flame through a wood-kiln. Its sensuous quality is something he seeks to capture in his own work with soft forms, full curves and flame paths etched into the surface. This quest led him to an MFA from the University of Iowa. He now owns Mill Creek Pottery in Wisconsin, where he and his apprentices work to advance the cause of wood-fired pottery. In 2013, Simon was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Taiwan exploring the potential of local materials. Recently, he has been a visiting artist, lecturer and kiln builder at The China Academy of the Arts in Hangzhou. There, he and his apprentices have been bringing a technology that originated in Asia and has evolved in the incubator of the United States back to Asia. Clay is central to Simon's life.