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January 15-February 27, 2011
Opening: Saturday, January 15, 2011, 6:00–8:00PM

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Jurors Statement:

My dictionary says a teapot is “A covered pot with a spout.” I smile at the judiciousness of that definition, like characterizing a human being as an upright body with a face. Buried in both succinct summations is the rich unending variety of mechanics, spirit, aesthetics, emotion, intellect. I like the blue-collar aspect of pots, that they do the every day work of carrying, containing, delivering, but can also “step out” and stimulate the mind and imagination. I like the pots that make good use of the constraints of utility, and I like the pots that push against those boundaries: pots that entertain some dicey possibilities. In my own studio I hope for pots that have qualities of sensuality, empathy, humor and risk.


Nick Joerling is a full-time studio potter who has maintained a studio in Penland, North Carolina since the mid-1980’s. He received a B.A. in History from the University of Dayton, Ohio, and an M.F.A. in Ceramics from Louisiana State University in 1986. He has taught in craft programs in the United States and abroad, been widely reviewed and exhibited, and is represented in public and private collections.

Congratulations to the following artists chosen to be in 100 Teapots V!

We would like to thank Nick Joerling for his time and discerning eye.

Bill Amsterlaw, Marilyn Andrews,  Marion Angelica, Lorna Awalt, Robert Balaban, Susan Beecher, Susan Bogen, Eileen Greene Braun, Joanne Taylor Brown, Sue Canizeres, Neil Celani, Christopher Chaney, Jim Connell, Dana Lehrer Danze, Alice DeLisle, Brooke Evans, Keith Fairbrother, Julia Feld, Beverly Helaine Fetterman, Yoshi Fujii, Daniel Garretson, Jim Geletka, Martha Grover, Nell Hazinski, Jennifer Hill, Priscilla Hollingsworth, Matthew Hyleck, Sallah Jenkins, Kyle Johns, Cathy Kiffney, Ashley Kim, Martina Lantin,  James Leslie, Jeffrey Lipton, Jimmy Liu, Robert Long, Blair Meerfeld, Martin Meisel,  Mary Mikkelsen, Jane Kelly Morais, Joyce Nagata, Teed Neal, Marcy Neiditz, Richard Nickel, Debra Oliva, Jay Owens, Frank Ozereko, Elaine Ozol, Laura Peery, Roberta Polfus, Michael Poness, Meryl Ruth, Pat Skull, Allison Severence, Tim Sherman, Carl Schoenberger, Jose Sierra, Jeremy Simms, Marsha Slater, Mark Nathan Stafford,  Angela Stickels, Hong-Ling Wee, Tom White, Julie Wiggins, Wayne Wilson, Delanie Wise, Mark Zeller, Rebecca Zweibel.