Charles Berk

Porcelain vase, April 2022

Wheel thrown clay

I work exclusively in porcelain and am influenced by Japanese, Chinese, and Korean ceramics as well as mid-20th Century Abstract Expressionism and the Washington School of Color. My studio is located in my garage and at street level. It consists of two potters wheels, storage, a work table, display areas and an electric kiln. I began working in Clay 50 years ago while in college but went on to earn a law degree and practice law for 17 years before becoming a financial advisor for the past 29 years. I am devoting my energies today to creating art in clay as I near my professional retirement date of March 31, 2023.