Nathan (Nate) Willever is proud to showcase his work, Mountain Time, in the Class of 1956 Gallery in the Mollie Dodd Anderson (MDA) Library at George School now through November 14, 2019.
“I make pottery because I love the process of its creation,” said Nate. “I pay close attention during each part of the process in an effort to make pots that are thoughtfully considered. The clay and glazes I use for my pots have been developed using local, un-processed materials through research and testing. I knew there had been a rich tradition of potters working in the Philadelphia region making lead glazed slipware, and by the early 18th century salt glazed stoneware. Areas with a history of pottery making have always had a source of good clay.”
Nate grew up in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Maine College of Art, in Portland, Maine. He has taught numerous classes and workshops on functional pottery at institutions such as The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine. He is currently a long-term Resident and Zeldin Fellow at The Clay Studio.
There will be a gallery talk and reception on Thursday, November 14 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the MDA Library. The gallery talk will begin at 3:10 p.m. All are welcome!