ARTIST BIOGRAPHY: MICHAEL WISNER
Inspired by ancient Anasazi and Mimbres potsherds, Michael began making southwestern pottery nearly 20 years ago. He digs local clays from the ground near his studio in Woody Creek, Colorado. The clay is filtered to remove rocks and debris and then hand coiled to form each piece. Over the past 16 years Michael has studied extensively with Potters of the American Indian Pueblos and Mata Ortiz, Mexico. In 1989 he began an apprenticeship with Juan Quezada. His work is now uniquely his own, but the influence of this master ceramist remains deeply within his work.