Clay Studio Tour

Joey Serim

First test:  Album Display

8 photo(s) Updated on: 29 Jan 2024
  • Wheel thrown and assembled stoneware, Japanese satin white glaze, fired in a salt kiln.
  • Pitcher and two tumblers, glazed with Shino and Oribe, gas reduction fired.
  • Tall raku vessel, wheel thrown, glazed with copper matte raku glaze and fired in a raku kiln to 1800’, then smoked in a reduction can with newspaper and sawdust.
  • Covered vessel, wheel thrown and assembled stoneware: glazed with Shino and yellow matte glaze, fired in a salt kiln. Driftwood handle.
  • Wheel thrown iron rich stoneware, Shino glaze, heavy wood ash application.
  • Tall flower vessel, wheel thrown and assembled stoneware; glazed with satin matte black and semimatte white glazes, fired in gas reduction.
  • Sculptural vessel, wheel thrown and assembled stoneware; glazed with Shino and yellow matte glaze, fired in a salt kiln. 18h x 9d inches $300
  • Serving bowl: wheel thrown iron rich stoneware, yellow salt glazed and fired in gas reduction. 04h x 12d inches $75

Artist Statement

I began taking clay workshops with professional potters about 30 years ago and these have opened my mind to the limitless variety of throwing and handbuilding techniques, firing methods and surface treatments that clay offers.

The challenge has been to define my own style, and allow my creative voice to speak consistently through the clay, while incorporating what I have learned. It’s a balancing act between my love of variety and diversity and the value of producing a body of work that is uniquely “me.”

The forms and glazes that speak best for me have been influenced by the colors and shapes of the high desert and mountains of New Mexico, my roots on the East Coast, and my love of Asian art. Sometimes I desire the jewel-like brightness and transparency of shiny glazes – other times, I reach for silky smooth satin glazes that invite touch.

Wheel throwing is a form of meditation for me, a centering of myself as well as the clay, and an opening of the intuitive and spontaneous part of my nature. Handbuilding calls for greater planning and mechanical precision, which is also an important part of the balance.

I aim to make bowls, cups, plates, teapots, pitchers, flower vessels that will lift the users’ spirits when seeing them, touching them, using them in their everyday lives. I would like my work to bring more pleasure to our daily routines and encourage us to be more mindful and present in those moments.

Contact Information

11 Palacio Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87508




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