Episode 003: Courtney Martin

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Courtney Martin is a Spruce Pine, NC-based studio potter specializing in wood fired goods. She talks about her influences of geometry and the pottery of Mata Ortiz, which based a pottery style on the archeology of Casas Grandes in Chihuahua, Mexico. She also touches on pirates and parenting while working as a full-time craftsperson. With Courtney, we get a glimpse of the sea change in wood fired ceramics being pioneered by women.

See more of her work at www.courtneymartinpottery.com and on Instagram @courtneymartinpotter.

Courtney’s craft crushes include Holly Walker, Anni Albers, Daniel Garver, and Eleanor Anderson

Some resources mentioned in the episode are Penland School of Crafts, STARworks, Spruce Pine Potters Market, and Cousins in Clay.

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