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Steve Wilson - Winchester, VA
Virginia Pottery


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Steve Wilson and his family moved to the Winchester, Virginia, area in 1965 after he was discharged from the army where he served a two-year tour in Germany during the Vietnam War.
He received an AA degree from Shenandoah University, a BA degree from Shepherd University, and a MA degree from James Madison University.
He was an art instructor with the Frederick County Public Schools in Virginia for 30 years.

Steve has worked with clay for over 30 years, but more seriously, since retiring in 1999.
His studio is located in his home in a vastly wooded area at the base of Little North Mountain which is west of Winchester.

He enjoys making raku pottery because raku pieces eliminate the functional stigma of pottery.
However, he also throws stoneware pieces which he fires in his electric kiln.
He employs an artistic approach to each piece with emphasis on texture, form, and color.
Influences on his pottery are his environment, training in art, and a constant study of pottery techniques.