It's Never Too Late!
After a full career in the health field, I discovered the joy of clay. I have been making pots for about nine years. I enjoy making functional and decorative high-fired work, and have discovered that atmospheric firings (firings where heat is created by a flame that travels through the kiln) give me the look that pleases me the most.
I like pots with a natural form and surface - pots that retain evidence of their plastic clay origin, and whose slips and earthy shino glazes record the path of the flame and the effects of prolonged heat.
My pots are meant to be enjoyed in every day life; for a cup of tea, a meal, or to hold a bouquet of flowers for the table.
My goal is to combine the output of head, hands, and heart to make the ordinary a little more special.
Carolanne Currier received a BA in Art from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL, but spent the next 30 years pursuing a career in the health field. After retiring, Carolanne decided to explore some of the artistic media she put aside for her career. Carolanne has been a full-time potter for 10 years. She lives in Huntingdon, PA, where she shares a studio and several kilns with another potter. Carolanne enjoys atmospheric firings and uses both wood and gas kilns to get the looks she likes on both functional and decorative pieces. She is currently developing clay bodies that are responsive to the soda-firing technique.
Carolanne has had her work published in ceramic magazines and has exhibited her work in various national and international shows. Her pots can be found in homes and private collections internationally.
Below are some samples of Carolanne's work: