TERRY GESS

GessT Portrait.jpg

Terry Gess is a studio potter and spouse of Mica artist Carmen Grier. Terry was educated at the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, as well as the Penland School of Crafts. His awards are many, his work included in collections worldwide. 

He teaches and lectures widely.

ARTIST STATEMENT

“Over the years of steadily making, decorating, and firing pots, something distinctively myself has slipped into the process.

Its a sensibility as intangible and basic to me as the way in which I hold the salt shaker when I tilt it to pour, how I turn the pages of a book, or how I kick my potter’s wheel.”

Terry Gess is a studio potter in the  Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. 

He carefully finishes each piece of his pottery with multiple layers of laminated glazes. Much like an inventive musician, 

Terry favors the challenges and unpredictability of improvisation and exploration in both his forms and surfaces. The prized results are a subtle, expressive collaboration between the potter, the clay, and fire.

Terry was educated at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and Penland School of Crafts.His awards are many, his work included in collections worldwide. He teaches and lectures widely.


www.TerryGessPottery.com