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Terry Gess

I once met a woman who looked like her cat. It was a subtle thing, but there was an unmistakable bond between pet and owner, some collaborative demeanor or design sense.

Potters and their pots are really no different. During the years of steadily making, marking, and firing pots, something distinctively myself has slipped into the process. It’s a sensibility as intangible and basic to me as the way in which I hold the salt shaker when I tilt it to pour, how I turn the pages of a book, or how I kick my potter’s wheel.



1994 Master of Fine Art – Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville: Edwardsville, IL

Major in studio arts with concentration in ceramics

1991 Bachelor of Fine Art – Cleveland Institute of Art: Cleveland, OH

Major in ceramics, minor in drawing