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About the Artist

Terry Gess is a studio potter in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. His formal education includes study at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and Penland School of Crafts.

Terry has received international awards and recognition for his pottery. He was invited to live and work in a teapot factory in the People's Republic of China, collaborating with a master Chinese potter in the development of new teapots. He was also a guest at an international ceramic exhibition and symposium held in the small craft village of Fiskars, Finland, which coincided with a lecture at the Estonian Academy of Art in Tallinn, Estonia. The North Carolina Arts Council awarded Terry a ten week residency at Chateau de La Napoule, an international artists’ foundation housed in a magnificent castle on the Mediterranean shore of the French Riviera.

Terry Gess exhibits his work in exhibitions and craft shows across the United States, and his work is regularly featured in select craft shops and galleries. Terry’s upcoming exhibitions are listed in the events section.

Terry Gess augments his studio work each year by offering a limited number of instructional workshops and lectures to schools and ceramic groups. Please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to schedule a teaching engagement. Upcoming presentations are listed in the events section.