March 9, 2019
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BIG BERTHA Burners This is a “Big Bertha” 500,000 BTU propane burner. It is in my opinion the best gas burner in the world. It requires no electricity and there are no air adjustments, all reduction is done with the damper. Refer to “Theoretical Reduction Firing” elsewhere on this site. Don Reitz used them years […]

Tom Turner Wheel Box.

March 7, 2019
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Turner Wheel Box The Turner Wheel box was conceived, designed and made by Tom Turner, you are welcome to copy it. It is pictured on Shimpo VL Whispers, I use one for throwing and one for trimming. Initially the need was to contain porcelain trimmings to keep them off the floor. This box also holds […]

Pittsburg Tribune Show Review

March 6, 2019
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ARTICLES By Kurt Shaw TRIBUNE-REVIEW ART CRITIC Sunday, December 19, 2004Tom Turner is a potter’s potter. He even has a type of clay named after him, “Tom Turner Porcelain,” which he invented and is currently being manufactured by Standard Ceramic Supply Co. of Carnegie. However, it’s not his clay that has brought this Ohio potter […]

What Is The American Ceramic Tradition?

March 5, 2019
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What is the American Ceramic Tradition? Last year my wife and I made our first trip to Japan after 40 years of dreaming of such a trip. In Japan tradition rules, and here in the United States we wonder what it is. It seems they are locked into tradition and we are locked out. Back […]

Ceramic Industry Magazine Article

March 5, 2019
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March 2002 Ceramic Industry Magazine PPP: Walking the Balance Beam By Christine L. Grahl, [email protected] For many of today’s potters, the pottery business is a constant struggle between making artwork and making a living—but the rewards often outweigh the challenges. Tom Turner puts finishing touches on a pot. Unless you’re a hobbyist with a full-time job in […]

Video Review

March 5, 2019
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2/12/19–I am beginning to move listings from my old website, www.tomturnerporcelain.com to this website.

February 12, 2019
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My old website has served me very well and I want to thank Richard Clem for building that site and maintaining it all these years. This will take some time, lots of copy/paste, but once done everything will be on this site. Thank you for your patience and your support all of these years. tom

Retrospective Show posts coming along.

January 14, 2019
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Each day I am posting pots from my Retrospective Show in 2014 and am up to the mid 90’s. I stopped making pots for 4 1/2 years and did other things. Read all about it at www.tomturnergallery.com, under Collections, under Retrospective Show.


January 12, 2019
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I have embarked on a great project- a Ceramic Art Autobiography. I started to post the pots from my 1974 Retrospective show at The Bascomb in Highlands, NC but decided not to post them for sale. INSTEAD, I am posting them with explanations of material, process, and form-WHERE, WHAT, AND WHEN. I was going to […]

2014 Retrospective catalog available

January 11, 2019
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This is a 106 page, full color catalog written by Patrick Taylor of Highlands, North Carolina with forwards by, Sallie Taylor, Janet Koplos, and Don Pilcher. Price includes mailing within the United States, other mailings will have to be calculated before purchasing. All copies are signed. Thank you very much for looking at the pots […]

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