Joseph Sand - Untitled
12.5"w x 8"d x 10"h
If you look closely at my work, you will see the red North Carolina clay I use to shape
everything from coffee cups to large sculptural outdoor planters. I fire the kiln with pine slab off-cuts from a local sawmill. Three times a year, I invite the community to kiln openings so they can see my work, talk with me, meet my wife Amanda and our two young sons, and take home a piece of authentic North Carolina pottery. The best part of my potter’s life is meeting my customers face to face and witnessing their excitement and pleasure in viewing, holding and owning—or giving as gifts—my work.
Joseph Sand trained as a sculptor at the University of Minnesota. He completed a three and a half year apprenticeship with Mark Hewitt in 2009 and now resides in Randleman, North Carolina. Joseph built a 40 foot anagama kiln and makes functional and sculptural ceramics full-time. He fires his large, wood-fired kiln three times a year, and the majority of his work is sold on his property during kiln opening sales. Joseph's work is also represented in several galleries across the United States.
His functional work combines the styles of traditional, Southern alkaline glazeware and East Asian design, among others.
*Teapots that are sold must remain on display in the gallery as part of the exhibit until the show closes on September 10, 2023. After the show closes, teapots will be carefully packed and shipped by September 26 or available for pick-up at the gallery.
About National Teapot Show XII
May 20 - September 10, 2023
Cedar Creek Gallery's National Teapot Show XII is an invitational event featuring teapots crafted by artists from across North America. More than 200 hand-crafted teapots created using a broad range of materials - including pottery, glass, wood, fiber, and mixed media.
Teapots in the show come in all shapes and sizes! Some are functional - just right for your daily cup of tea, while others are created as sculptural teapots.
Every teapot in the show is available for purchase.