Friday, October 20, 2017

Artist Talks

Artist talks are free and open to the public. Beer from Four Saints Brewing Company is available for purchase. Artists will present slides and discuss their work.

Matt Schiemann, Eric Botbyl and Todd Pletcher

October 4, 5:30pm

Matt Schiemann

Matt Schiemann is a second generation potter and a manager at the Morean Center for Clay in St. Petersburg, FL. Known for his strong forms and dramatic wood fired surfaces, Matt shows his work internationally. He is an adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College and a frequent contributor to Ceramics Monthly and PMI.

Matt Schiemann Plate TN

Eric Botbyl

Eric Botbyl is a full time studio potter, living and working in Humboldt, TN. Known for his highly textured surfaces and bulbous forms, Eric received the Best Thrown and Altered award at the Strictly Functional Pottery National in 2016. Eric and his wife Jill own and operate Companion Gallery, a retail gallery featuring more than 30 nationally recognized ceramic artists.

Eric Botbyl Basket TN


Todd Pletcher

Todd Pletcher is an American studio potter from Goshen, Indiana, currently living and working in Australia. Known for his wavy rims and curvaceous forms, Todd is the current AiR at TAFE in Sydney. He was 2016 emerging artist for Ceramics Monthly and shows his work internationally.

Todd Pletcher Mug TN