Judy O'Leary, Ceramic Artist

I use both wheel throwing and hand building to produce high-fired ceramic art, but am exploring how my work can be produced in a more environmentally friendly manner at lower kiln temperatures.

Whether a piece is functional or simply beautiful, ceramic art offers us an opportunity to slow down and contemplate the process of making a hand crafted object – the years of practice, the exploration of ideas, the shaping of clay, the magical work of the dragon we call a kiln. In our fast paced world filled with disposable “stuff”, holding a carefully crafted object in our hands provides a connection with the earth from which it came.


I can be reached by email

Some of my work is on exhibit at Mountains Edge Gallery in beautiful downtown Water Valley, beside the Hardware Store.