About Sam Taylor
Sam Taylor has been making pottery in the foothills of the Berkshires for over 25 years. He is a self described “slow potter,” making pots on his foot powered treadle wheel and firing them in his wood fired kiln. Pottery, art and collaboration are the main ingredients in Sam’s life. His work is getting to know, discovering, experiencing all the ways these ingredients go together. Art feeds the soul. Pottery is soul food. Sam is a studio potter and has performed all the associated tasks that go along with that title, maker, educator, community builder, promoter.
My pottery life is my very own Hubble telescope, an illuminated mystery. Making pots connects my brain to my heart and visa versa. Pottery vocabulary is direct and tactile, humble and an infinity of more or less. Pots are all day, every day. A simple, elegant , functional connection to the daily ritual of eating and feeding. Pottery may be the answer to everything or it might be a coffee cup. Wood, salt and soda fired surfaces, wild clay and local ingredients. Architectural and narrative pieces embracing rugged gracefulness, asymmetry and questions.