Simon Levi is a wood-fire potter located in Wisconsin. Simon got his MFA in Ceramics, and in 2013 was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Taiwan exploring the potential of local materials. He now owns Mill Creek Pottery, in Gresham, WI.
"I make wood-fired pottery. Behind the creation of these vessels are several philosophies guiding all aspects of my work. I believe in making pots for everyday use; pots that work well for the functions intended. I believe in making the pots with a revelation of process. I integrate throwing lines and evidence of human touch into surface design. I do not hide attachments of handles or spouts. I seek the inherent qualities in the marks tools make and I approach each individual pot with a similar feel though the tool might differ. This revelation of process harmonizes with the choice of wood-firing. Ware from a wood kiln speaks loudly about its making. I also seek to express an integrity of emotion. Each pot holds an exploration of mood, I harmonize the foot of the pot with the rim and the handle with the spout in an attempt to create a unified work. Much of my work reflects a playful humor that pervades my life and feeds my spirit."