Jim and Penny Williams have been full time ceramists since 1970. After receiving undergraduate degrees from Stanford University and the University of Redlands, respectively, they met in graduate school at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1973. Following a year-long trip around the world, which included an apprenticeship at a pottery studio in Germany, they returned to the Art Institute where Penny received a master’s degree in ceramics and sculpture.
Penny and Jim moved to California in 1978 and have operated a full time pottery studio since that time. Every piece they create is individually made from wheel-thrown, slab-rolled and hand-modeled parts. Each one is a collaborative effort by this husband and wife team. The surfaces of their forms are composed of layered glazes and brushed oxides.
Jim and Penny strive to honor both the artwork of the craft and the public who buys it. They are constantly working toward that delicate balance of form, texture and color which create both beautiful and functional artwork.
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