Pottery by Adero Willard

004 at workA 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.