Martin Price

Teacher, peach farmer, and ceramicist Martin Price has been working in clay for 34 years. Every winter for the past five years he has traveled to Colorado for raku firing workshops, a technique that has quickly become his favorite. He exhibits work yearly in the Minnetrista Annual Juried Show. In 2011 and 2012, he won 1st and 3rd places in the Indiana State Fair professional ceramics division.

My old way of making pottery was to make the pot, then decide how it should be glazed. In raku pottery, I find that the opposite is true. Each form is made for a particular raku process, whether it be horsehair, saggar, crackle, or another of the endless combinations. The raku process tells the pot what form it should be.

-Martin Price