Tony Clennell

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TonyClennell“I don’t make pots for everyone! I make them for those who like the unusual. Those who like the marks of the maker, the fire and those who are not interested in sameness. What that means is that I make pots for a very few select people. Marks of process in making and firing influence the forms and surfaces that I create. I have embraced the forces of nature+chance+luck against my knowledge, skill , willpower and stubbornness. Choose Interesting!”   ~ Tony Clennell

Tony  Clennell is a second generation potter that has taught workshops in Canada, USA, Japan, China, Korea and Italy. He has a Master of Fine Arts from Utah State University and is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.  He has written more than 55 articles for ceramic journals and is exhibited in museums and collections in North America, Europe and Asia. He is author of “Stuck in the Mud”a book of irreverent tales, BS and nonsense. He is also the author of the Smokie Clennell BlogSpot which won Best Pottery Blog for 2015. Visit Tony Clennell’s blog here to view more images of his work and to read his entertaining stories about clay.

Tony’s studio is in Aylmer, Ontario.