Martin Price

Price Raku Crackle Vase


















Martin Price is a retired teacher and peach farmer who now works solely as a ceramic artist.  He is an Indiana Artisan who has been working in clay for more than 40 years. Every winter he travels to Colorado Springs for raku firing workshops, a technique that is one of his favorites. 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