Paige is a native Texan and graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a BFA in studio art. She studied pottery making with Ishmael Soto and Hank Cabanis there and further studies of sculpture with Charles Umlauf and photography with Russell Lee. She has focused on pottery since the early 70’s and joined a small group of potters to found WestbankPottery on 10th Street in Austin where she taught classes as well as at the ST. Stephen’s Episcopal School for 7 years. In 1986, she worked for two years at the Nettlebed Pottery in String Prairie in production and design while working on her own pots. Moving from there to Smithville, she and her husband, Ray, built her straw bale and native timber studio on their property in the Lost Pines forest in Bastrop County. Although the Bastrop fires in 2011 destroyed her studio, she still works and displays her pottery at their surviving Mill Outlet Store on Hwy 71 between Bastrop and Smithville and 6 miles from the Colorado River in either town. You are invited to visit Paige and her pottery at appointed times by phone 512.497.1367
The Texas Clay Festival has been a favorite for over 22 years with all the participants who only work with clay. We have a great time together and are inspired by each other’s work.
Contact me at: Paige Shelton 512.497.1367