TOM MYERS

My fascination with pottery began in 1992 on a visit to Phoenix, Arizona when I purchased a beautiful black-on-black Casas Grandes pot. I've never regretted that purchase, for it sparked an interest that has become my second career.

I began my "pottery training" by participating in ceramic workshops sponsored by the Duluth Art Institute. I've also attended seminars organized by Robin Hopper in Victoria, British Columbia and Tom Coleman in Las Vegas, Nevada. And, like most potters, I love to prowl the ceramics exhibits in museums throughout the country.

In 1997, shortly after I retired from my 30 year medical practice, I purchased a small gas kiln and got my home studio going. I wheel-throw my pots with porcelain and enjoy emulating classical pottery forms and experimenting with cone 10 glazes.