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Inspired by Nature, Crafted by Hand

Grape Leaf Oval Baker

Blue Oval Baker

Dragonfly Lantern

Square Plate with Foot

Grape Leaf Double Sauce Bowls

Oak Leaf Carved Vase

Grape Leaf Butter Dish

Grape Sgrafitto Jar

Ochre Garlic Keeper

About Me

I am thrilled to find both time and resources for creating my own work after teaching high school ceramics for many years. I especially enjoy combining my interest in botanical drawing with my clay work to produce pierced, carved, and sgrafitto designs using plant motifs. I have begun altering forms more often to add more movement to my work. My focus on functional pieces is a reflection of the pleasure obtained from the frequent contact with pieces that comes with everyday usage.

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Shiny new wheel!

22nd May 2018 By Nancy Gorman

In April I bought a shiny new VL Whisper wheel. You can tell by my grin how pleased I am! Who knew that a 10 x 10 private studio at ClaySpace could be so spacious and lovely!


New private studio!

21st March 2018 By Nancy Gorman

I recently moved into a private studio at ClaySpace and am loving it! Lots more shelf space, my own glazing area, surrounded by my Dad’s photos and, best of all, REALLY bright lighting so I can see what I’m doing!

Show schedule updated

3rd February 2018 By Nancy Gorman

I have posted my show schedule for 2018…at least the shows I am anticipating since the jurying process has not yet finished!  But I will make any changes once the official news is in. I will now have about a dozen pieces in the LaGrange Art League Gallery in LaGrange, Illinois. I will be changing these out every month or two to keep the selection fresh. Meanwhile, I’ll be hard a work building my inventory for the 2018 season. I’m looking forward to experimenting with the new soda kiln at ClaySpace, hoping I like the more random effects it can create on my sgraffito wares.