Nancy Briggs • Des Moines, IA • Ceramic Sculpture

I work in clay because it has so many options. I can strive to perfect a form, a glaze, or a person’s expression and features.

Currently, my wheel thrown pottery is made of red earthenware clay accented with a white slip, under glazes, and a metallic black glaze which produces a rich, colorful, matte surface.


I also occasionally produce midrange stoneware pottery with carved surfaces in quiet glazes when I miss functional pottery making.

I taught at the Des Moines Art Center for 29 years and now work full time in my personal studio in a renovated carriage house. I also teach classes at the Ankeny Art Center. My inspirational message for students is "you can do this!”  My message in my work is Love the Earth.

I have been a potter for over 40 years and also draw plant forms in pastel and enjoy gardening. I guess I just like dirt!

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