Medium: Clay & Wood , Open Studios , Sculpture & Metal , Visual Arts
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.
From downtown Greenville, take Wade Hampton Blvd about 5.5 miles into Taylors. Take a (diagonal) right onto W. Main Street Drive 1.3 mile, take a right onto Mill St. There is 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 and take a right into a 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.