Vicki Gill, potter

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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Potter
Location North Carolina, United States
Introduction I touched clay and it was like coming home. Not to say it was easy or without challenges. It just "felt right". I started making pots around 1995 and selling my work in 1997. I like making functional work that folks will use and enjoy. There is a lot of carving and texture that goes into the work and since I have a background in painting and drawing, a lot of use of color and line to decorate the pieces. I'm amazed when looking at historical pottery what has been done and thought of in the past. We think we created abstract ideas and images in the twentieth century, but a 10,000 year old pot proves us very wrong. I love the surprise of this medium.
Interests Clay, glazes, books, movies, art, history, flowers
Favorite Movies K-Pax, Phenomenom, Last of the Mohicans, Braveheart, Bruebaker, The Horse Whisperer, The Girl with a Pearl Earring
Favorite Music James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Doctor John, The Jeff Pollard Band, U-2, Creed, Marc Cohn, David Wilcox, John Hiatt
Favorite Books Hymn of Asia, Einstein's Dreams, The Niccolo Series, King of the Wind, The Spy who came in from the Cold, anything by Tony Hillerman, anything by Sherman Alexie, The Bean Trees

Do butterflies think they have an unlimited time to grace our world, or they flying as fast as they can to get it all done in the short span they are given?