Chris Guthleben

 
Starting as a hobby with friends 20 years ago, the creative elements of pottery have become a major influence in my life, allowing me to express myself in my work, and gain satisfaction by creating objects of art that are satisfying to me, and admired by others. Study at East Sydney Tech stimulated my interest in creating special glazes and firing techniques, such as Saggar & Raku firing, Arabian lustre, barium fluxed glazes and reduced stoneware   glazes to complement the form of decorative work, and the functionality of domestic ware. As a committed potter I am always looking to stretch and test my abilities, not only with other potters but with the public.
I am proud that my work has been featured in various publications and award exhibitions, and is represented in various galleries, collections and at major Craft shows.