by Frank Sullivan
I have been active in art for more than 28 years.
In the true Folk Art tradition, my skills and knowledge of pottery has been developed through self study, guidance from established potters and the good fortune of living in different areas of the pottery rich southeast. Born in Tennessee, I have explored pottery and pottery techniques in North Florida, Kentucky, Alabama and of course Tennessee.
I caught the clay bug in 1999 while working with paper Mache’ in Florida. Clay presented limitless opportunities for exploring shapes, textures, function and the pure art of clay.
My primary goal has been to create objects that catch your attention and coax out an emotion. It does not matter which emotion is expressed as long as the viewer walks away with the excitement of experiencing real hand crafted folk art.
I am not a production potter but consider myself an art potter. I give the same effort and critical eye to one of my cups as I do to one of my large pots or face jugs. Ultimately if my pieces bring some joy and satisfaction to a viewer or its new owner, I have succeeded.