Wood-fired pottery using local clays
Fred's origins in clay are rooted in the southern folk pottery traditions of North Carolina. Growing up in the rural south has given him access to its coloful history and characters which serve as a wellspring of ideas. Storytelling is a regional past-time - consequently he questions how a pot can tell a story. He loves to play with the idea of cross-pollination between different cultures and is hghly influenced by the power of nature. His shapes and images are bold distinctive and imaginative.