Toe River Arts | Clay Artists
Toe River Arts | Clay
SHAWN IRELAND STUDIOS
Bakersville, North Carolina 28705
I am a potter and painter. Since 1997, I have made functional and sculptural wood fired stoneware utilizing local clays and glaze materials. My eclectic earth-toned pottery is both rustic and modern, drawing inspiration from ancient art and international folk craft. My oil paintings and drawings document a love for world travel and seek to animate forms with an expressive naivete.