Pottery by Adero Willard

Join me for my exhibition and workshop in Nova Scotia, Canada this summer July 26-August 6. I have been invited to be a visiting artist at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design’s Anna Leonowans Gallery.  During this time I will exhibit the work I have been investigating Embodiments: Garments of clay. I will also be teaching a workshop all about suface design/decoration on clay, influenced by textile design, in lovely Lunenburg Nova Scotia August 1-5, 2016.

VISITING ARTIST TALK – Adero Willard, Wed 27 July, 12PM

Workshop with me this summer in Lunenburg Nova Scotia- August 1-5. Contact Lunenburg School of the Arts for information on places to stay. It is a beautiful place to be in August!

A passion for color and pattern is what fuels my work as an artist. A love of clay  grounds me in my work as a potter.

I derive meaning from textile design,  whether metaphoric or functional,  fabric as a layer is essential to the ideas behind the work I make.

It is as much a desire to make beautiful, useful things as it is a commitment to nurture a love of the arts and of the handmade in myself and others. To me, that duty is incumbent on a ceramic artist.

My love for creating handmade pottery is strongly influenced by the design techniques and patterns of textiles and fabrics. In my studies and as a working artist over the years, I have had the chance to be taught by, learn from, and work with some wonderful ceramic artists — their work also inspires me.

To me, pottery is meant to be used, to be enjoyed, to be a part of what makes a home personal. I welcome your comments or requests, whether you are interested in an individual purchase, a commission, or wholesale.

Check out what you can buy online. Pieces will change as they are sold, so check back.