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Lydia Grey

Juried Member Since 2006

I kept leaving and returning to clay through college, many jobs and motherhood. I stayed when I realized I could tell stories with it. Stories reflecting my life experiences and deep connection to nature emerged. Most recently, I have been concentrating on wood-firing, seduced by the river of fire that runs through the kiln around the pots in the firing chamber and up the chimney, melting ash on the nearly white hot clay. I work with a team of potters, stoking the flames for 40 hours, often at the NH Potters Guild Community Kiln in Deerfield,NH. A new direction involves using industrial artifacts to create abstract shapes and functional pieces