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Watson Studio

Watson, Larry — Watson Studio

Alexandria, KY


functional pottery

Larry Watson was introduced to clay in high school and then studied with both Neal Jowaisis and Patrick Dougherty at Northern Kentucky University. He continued to study independently while working in the commercial printing field. Eventually he left the printing field to work full time with clay and live in a rural setting. He refurbished a garage for a studio, built a kiln and began creating pottery full time. He comments, Without the distractions of a conventional career, my creativity soared to new places.


Larry works in porcelain, which is a combination of pure white china clay, ground feldspar and ground silica. Porcelain’s whiteness is akin to a painter’s white canvas, and Larry, who loves color, develops bright glazes for his porcelain pottery.        [email protected]


Larry’s work can also be found at Appalachian Fireside Gallery, Berea, KY; Completely Kentucky, Frankfort, KY; Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY; Owensboro Museum of Art, Owensboro, KY; National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY; and many Kentucky State Park gift shops.