Vicki Hardin, an established clay artist, has worked in clay for 30 years producing raku and pit fired pottery, garnering national and regional attention and praise for her work. She has shown throughout the southwest region, extensively in Texas, where she maintains her studio, Clay Art Pottery, home and family. Her pottery is currently on view at Show of Hands Gallery in Philadelphia and at her studio. In 1984 she established Clay Art Pottery at the Chicken Farm Art Center in San Angelo, where she continues to maintain a studio and gallery space. Her site is available at VickiHardin.com. She hosts the ClayArtWebGuide, an internet website and resource to those interested in clay, and the Kiln God National Ceramic Exhibition.
Handbuilding is my passion. My work reflects my appreciation of the old, ancient works of a world that has moved on. The hand-built vessels are poised on a balance between primitive simplicity and grace, which I have often explored to free myself from a production ethic. Firing with alternative processes are my interest. This particular work is hand built and then bon fired.