Ian Stainton

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After attending Cumbria College of Art and Design, England, for painting and ceramics, Ian got several pottery jobs in England, Scotland and Wales. In 1992 he came to Pennyslvania, going into business for himself in 2000. Even after 37 years of making pots he still finds new techniques—working on textures in both glazes and surfaces of clay itself, pushing the clay to its limits, by having the surfaces crack and split to the point of almost going through. Making this kind of work is both rewarding and disappointing, as so many things can go wrong, but when it works, it makes it all worth while.