Geoff is the senior member of the Black Mountain (NC) Center for the Arts Clay Studio resident potters by virtue of his teaching at the Center since 2000 and 40 years working in the ceramic arts.
experience in making beautiful pottery has led him to representation throughout the southeast.
now makes his
home in Swannanoa, NC, where he
also has his
own Morning Sky Studio.
At the BMCA Clay Studio Geoff teaches a basic clay class, including wheel throwing, as well as a class in raku technique and firing.
Raku is a Japanese low-fired pottery that is usually fired in a special barrel or pit with items such as sawdust or newsprint added to enhance the glazes.
studied at various schools and studios in North Carolina when pottery was experiencing a renaissance in the 1960's.
has experimented with various clay bodies, glazes, and firing techniques.
As a teacher, Geoff is admired and emulated by his students, from age 3 to retirees.
is patient and encouraging with folks who start working with clay for the first time.