“I find inspiration in natural forms, wildlife, living in the Bible-belt South, and the human condition,” says Brian, “and I strive for excellent craftsmanship and originality in my work with a dash of humor thrown in.”
Bryan’s ceramic work is strongly influenced by the long southern tradition of stoneware pottery in which the ware is fired to nearly 2400 degrees Fahrenheit. These high temperature firings create unique glaze effect and more durable ware. His glazes are blended from local clays and wood ashes. He designed his own oil firing kiln with a long flame pattern which produces ‘flashing’ effects on both clay and glazes.