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Clay
Galivants Ferry, SC
whittenartstudio.com

Several years I found myself enamored by the folk pottery tradition found in the Carolinas and North Georgia. Each piece I came across was so unique and there was a soulfulness that instantly drew me in. My interest as a collector soon turned into a desire to become a maker and in 2010 I sat at a potte’s wheel for the first time. In the year’s since, I continue to draw inspiration from the pottery traditions found in southern Appalachia and have found a particular interest in face jug pottery. Even though I consider myself to be a self-taught artist there have been a number of fellow potters and collectors who continue to offer guidance and support along this journey. The folk art community is a very open and supportive group that I love to be a part of. In turn, I enjoy doing workshops or demonstrations and passing along the tradition whenever there is an opportunity. I currently reside in Galivants Ferry, SC with my wife, Julie, and our four children.

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