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Peder Hegland

I have made stoneware pottery since 1972. I was immediately drawn to the sensuous, earthy strength and plasticity of clay. Pottery presented a combination of the practical and aesthetic that resonated with me. I was lucky enough to have excellent teachers in both aspects. I have found Pottery, as a form of expression, an important way for me to connect with the lives of other people.

With experience, I have found it easier to visualize a pot as a harmonious combination of utility, shape, decoration, glaze and firing. The process of making a pot always informs and modifies the vision. Turning the idea into a reality is beautiful game to play.