Nathan Gabriel Portnoy

I am a native Texan. I received my MA from the University of Dallas and my BFA from the University of North Texas with Elmer Taylor . For four years I was privileged to work with and share a studio with  Randy Brodnax.  I am currently teaching at Cedar Valley College and the Creative Art Center of Dallas.

My work focuses on functional objects. I think of it as "art for the people". The processes of each pot's creation are recorded on the surface of the clay.  Using wheel thrown and altered forms, I provide a surface for the glaze to accent each piece.
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