Jim Knox

Jim Knox with his pottery

I have always been interested in the fluidity and malleability of clay. That is not unusual.  Anyone who has put a hand on clay and seen the immediate impact knows the allure.   How amazing it is that a common, organic material could have such potential to convey personality, be a part of the basic functions of human life, as well as a means to creatively explore even the spiritual parts of our lives.

I was hooked by clay around 1980, had a few classes on and off as life progressed, and finally looked at it more seriously as I moved toward retirement. I have continued to be amazed by the possibilities of clay, especially in its transitions from soft to hard, wet to dry, simple to complex…, with countless alternatives along the way. Whether it is the smallest pinch pot or a more elaborate structure, clay responds to the touch and gives back so much!