Potter / Ceramacist / Instructor

 
 

The first time I touched clay at art school,

I was drawn to its unlimited potential

of design and workability in realizing my creative ideas.


Clay from the earth, water, air and fire are the essential elements which must be harmonized to create a ceramic form. Whether it is a functional bowl, made on the wheel, an abstract sculpture using extrusions, hand built with slabs or cast in a mold, all the basic elements are the same.


The clay needs water to make it workable, air for drying and fire to make it permanent. After that the limitations are only out with your creative imagination. My studio is always open. You can come watch me work or get your hands in some clay. Experienced or beginner, young or old, anyone can come to The Firehouse pottery  and experience  the creative and magical powers of clay.


With over 30 years of experience in working with clay, iI can customize many items from a mug with your company logo or a 36” vase that your cat knocked off your coffee table.



Exhibits

1988 - Ceramic Graduate degree show

City Art Center, Edinburgh, Scotland.

1988 - British National Degree show

1990 - The Collective Gallery,

Edinburgh, Scotland.

1997 - Honorable mention

TCJC NE 29th Annual Art Exhibition.

Collectors

The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

Name:

Keith Thomson

Born : 

Edinburgh, Scotland.


Education:

Edinburgh College of Art,

Scotland. 1984-1988.

Bezalel Art Academy, Jerusalem.


Degree:

Art & Design with Honors

(Ceramics and Glass)

Employment:

Royal Mile Pottery, Edinburgh,Scotland.

Self employed, 1988-1992.

Timber Ridge summer camp

Highview West Virginia

Director of ceramics. 1988-1991.

McQueeney Pottery,

McQueeney TX

Production potter/ manager 1992-1997.                                                                               

Firehouse Pottery & Gallery,

Fort Worth,TX

Gallery Director / Ceramic Artist / Instructor

2004 - current

Pots made - 5396

Clay used:

19000 lbs or

8.7 metric tons


  My favorite links

  1. Texas Pottery Supply

  2. American Ceramic supply

My Latest Ceramics

September 2015

Artist Statement