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Michael Simon

Michael Simon

Michael Simon is a functional ceramic artist who lives in Athens, Georgia. His works are usually fired in salt kilns with motifs of nature and animals. Simon was a student of Warren MacKenzie, who was, in turn, a student of Bernard Leach. Though their influence is felt, Simon's work is unique; every pot emerges with an integrity and attitude all its own. He received his B.F.A. from the University of Minnesota and M.F.A. from the University of Georgia. In 2011, Michael Simon had a major exhibition at The Northern Clay Center entitled Michael Simon: A Life in Pots featuring 30 years of his pottery. In 2013, he exhibited at the Georgia Museum of Art and showcased his best pots from the past several decades. The exhibition was called Pick of the Kiln: The Work of Michael Simon. 

“The source of my work is found in the role that pots perform within the household. Largely, this means food preparation, serving and storage, but a sliding scale does exist between function and expression….  The various formats—cups, bowls, pitchers, jars—advance in constant evolution.  Change proceeds slowly and subtly, but the growth carries on and is most satisfying….  Slow progress comes into view in the development of the work in total, not the beauty of any one pot.  There is no end.” (from Michael Simon: Evolution)

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    Michael Simon

    Cup with Bird

    This beautiful cup is apart of Michael Simon's "Pick of the Kiln Collection", which is made up of his favorite pieces he has kept over the course o...

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    Pot with Lid

    This beautiful pot is apart of Michael Simon's "Pick of the Kiln Collection", which is made up of his favorite pieces he has kept over the course o...

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    Pitcher

    This beautiful pot is apart of Michael Simon's "Pick of the Kiln Collection", which is made up of his favorite pieces he has kept over the course o...

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    Michael Simon

    Persian Jar

    This beautiful pot is apart of Michael Simon's "Pick of the Kiln Collection", which is made up of his favorite pieces he has kept over the course o...

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    Flattened Bottle

    This beautiful pot is a part of Michael Simon's "Pick of the Kiln Collection", which is made up of his favorite pieces he has kept over the course ...

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    Vase

    This beautiful pot is a part of Michael Simon's "Pick of the Kiln Collection", which is made up of his favorite pieces he has kept over the course ...

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