MIKE VATALARO

ceramics, sculpture

Contact Information:

Taylors Mill
250 Mill Street, Studio, BL1235
Taylors, South Carolina 29687
(864) 506-6611

Artist Statement

For over 40 years my influences have ranged from historical ceramics to contemporary environmental concerns. Using both terra cotta and stoneware I tend to focus on the beauty of the raw clay surface often enhanced by the use of glazes in a variety of firing techniques. Using the potter’s wheel as a generator of form, my work varies from functional vessels to sculptural works for pedestals and walls.

Directions

Take Wade Hampton Blvd (Hwy 29) about 5.6 miles into Taylors. Take a (diagonal) right onto W. Main St. Drive 1.3 miles, take a right onto Mill St. There will be a traffic light and a stone wall at this intersection. Keep going down Mill St into the Mill area. You will pass the first large section of the mill then take a right into the large parking lot/loading dock area (dock 3). Entrance is on the back right. Vatalaro Studio is up the stairs through the double doors on the right.

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