oval shaped vase
Terry Gess (1953- ) is a studio potter in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. He carefully finishes his pottery with multiple layers of porcelain laminated to the surface and fires it in an atmospheric salt kiln. Although the process is challenging and somewhat unpredictable, the prized one-of-a-kind 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, and his work is included in collections worldwide.