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Michael Hunt

Michael Hunt

Michael Hunt, along with his partner, Naomi Dalglish, makes pots using primarily coarse, impure local materials. The pots are thrown on a slow turning Korean-style kick wheel, and the large jars are made using a traditional Korean paddle and anvil technique. The pots are fired in a large, Thai-shaped wood kiln. Through this collaboration with powerful materials and processes, Michael creates an environment in which pots can be born with a beauty beyond what is possible with his own hands.

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Michael Hunt Triple-Roof Lidded Box at MudFire Gallery
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Michael Hunt House Box at MudFire Gallery
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Michael Hunt Bottle at MudFire Gallery
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Michael Hunt Bottle at MudFire Gallery
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Michael Hunt Wood Fired Faceted Vase at MudFire Gallery
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Michael Hunt Vase at MudFire Gallery
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Michael Hunt Pitcher at MudFire Gallery
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Michael Hunt Large Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Michael Hunt Wood Fired Square Plate at MudFire Gallery
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Michael Hunt Plate at MudFire Gallery
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Michael Hunt Vase at MudFire Gallery
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Michael Hunt Wood Fired Small Vase at MudFire Gallery
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Michael Hunt Serving Platter at MudFire Gallery
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Michael Hunt at MudFire

Gallery group show House and Home, March 2012
Gallery group show Potters of the Roan, April 2009
Gallery group show Put A Lid On It, May 2007

 

Michael Hunt Artist Bio

Michael got hooked on clay in high school, and became a student at Penland School of Craft shortly after graduating. It was there that he met Will Ruggles and Douglas Rankin who became teachers and mentors to him. Several years later he was invited to go to Korea to learn the traditional method of making large Ongii storage jars with master Ongii potter Oh Hyang Jong. Upon returning from Korea, Michael began setting up a studio and building a large Thai-shaped wood kiln in the Penland area.

 

Michael Hunt Artist Statement

We make our pots using primarily coarse, impure local materials. Our pots are thrown on a slow turning Korean-style kick wheel, and the large jars are made using a traditional Korean paddle and anvil technique. We then fire the pots in a large, Thai-shaped wood kiln. Through this collaboration with powerful materials and processes, we hope to create an environment in which pots can be born with a beauty beyond what is possible with our own hands. Beginning with the geologic processes that form the coarse red clay, passing through our hands and kiln, the life of these pots is continued through years of daily use.



Michael Hunt Artist Resume

Education:
2002 Apprenticeship with Onggi potter Oh Hyang Jong in Kwangju, Korea
2000-2001 Resident Artist at North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC
1999 Traveled and researched traditional kilns and potteries in South East Asia
1996-1997 Core student at Penland School of Crafts for two years; Penland, NC
1993 Graduated from Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida Pottery program with Mike Lalone
Selected Recent Exhibitions With Naomi Dalglish:
Dec 2011 "Potters Invitational at Art School atOld Church" Demarest, NJ
Sep 2010 "North Carolina Clay Invitational" Frank; Chapel Hill, NC
July 2010 "National Invitational Exhibition" Ohio University Wood Firing Symposium; Athens, OH
Apr 2010 "Yunomi Invitational" AKAR; Iowa City, IO
Nov 2009 "North American Clay Invitational" Seward Park Clay Studio; Seattle, WA
Nov 2009 "Potters Answer: Why Clay?" Mikhail Zakin Gallery; Demarest, NJ
Oct 2009 "Hunt/Dalglish & Warren Mackenzie" AKAR Design Gallery; Iowa City, IA
Apr 2009 "Smithsonian Craft Show" Smithsonian Building Museum; Washington, DC
Jan 2009 "Oh Hyang Jong, Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish" Nanun Gallery; Seoul, Korea
Oct 2008 "Wood-fired Clay from the NC Mountains" Hand in Hand Gallery; Flat Rock, NC
Oct 2008 "Compositions" Mudfire Gallery; Decatur, GA
Sep 2008 "Ceramic Form and Function" Westmont College; Santa Barbara, CA
Aug 2008 "Utilitarian Clay V: Celebrate the Object Invited Artists Exhibition." Arrowmont; Gatlinburg, TN
Feb 2008 "State of the Art 2008: National Biemmial Ceramics Invitational" Parkland Art Gallery; Champaign, IL
Dec 2007 "Collector's Choice Gala" Green Hill Center; Greensboro, NC
Nov 2007 "Hand Held Drinking Vessels" Main Street Art Gallery; Edwardsville, IL
Oct 2007 "90 Teapots that pour" Xen Gallery; St. Louis, MO
Sep 2007 "Mark Hewitt & North Carolina Potters" Akar; Iowa City, IO
Aug 2007 "Bandana Pottery: Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish" The Clay Place; Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 2007 "Potters of the Roan" Rocky Mount Arts Center; Rocky Mount, NC
Mar 2007 "Wood-fired" The Signature Shop & Gallery; Atlanta, GA
Feb 2007 "Yunomi Invitational" Akar; Iowa City, IO
Dec 2006 "The Simple Cup" Kobo; Seattle, WA
Nov 2006 "Potters of the Roan" North Carolina Pottery Center; Seagrove, NC
Nov 2006 "Reunion" Exhibition with Oh Hyang Jong, American Folk Gallery; Asheville, NC
June 2006 "Michael Hunt, Naomi Dalglish, and Jerilyn Virden" The Art Cellar Gallery; Banner Elk, NC
April l2006 "Wild Clay" American Folk Gallery; Asheville, NC
Jan 2006 "Living Dishes: A New Generation of Functional Pots" Baltimore Clayworks; Baltimore, MD
Dec 2005 "30x5" Akar Gallery; Iowa City, IO
Nov 2005 "Potters of the Roan" Article Gallery; Charlotte, NC
Oct 2005 "The Potter's Apprentice" Marywood College Gallery; Scranton, PA
Sep 2005 "Making the Ordinary Extraordinary" Terra Incognito; Chicago, IL
April 2005 Wood fired Pottery Show at Cedar Creek Gallery; Creedmoor, NC
Nov 2004 "Continuity-Tradition-Relationship a quest for beauty in everyday pots" Earth and Fire Gallery; Vienna , VA
Nov 2004 "Wood-fire: Three Kilns" Vessel Gallery; Huntington Valley, PA
June 2004 "Potters and their Mentors" American Folk Gallery; Asheville, NC
March 2004 "Elevating the Utilitarian: Transforming the vessel through surface decoration" at Parkland Art Gallery in Illinois