Who is Gary Huntoon

Gary Huntoon, a pre-med student at U.C.L.A. took a ceramics class for fun and out of curiosity.40 years later, since that first class, Gary’s love is still clay. After studying under Marguerite Wildenhain at Pond Farm, he began his work in many styles and forms and now produces work ranging from totems, to raku fired forms, utilitarian and functional pieces, and larger, more sculptural forms. He works primarily in porcelain, although his elaborate sculptural pieces are made with stoneware clay. He has brought a new dimension to his creative talents and work by creating Ikebana vessels for Japanese flower arranging.

Gary’s work reflects both wheel thrown pottery, as well as hand-built pieces, creating both functional, and more sculptural, one-of-a kind pieces, although his preference is hand-building.  He currently maintains his studio in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, conducts workshops in both North and South Carolina and teaches ceramics at the Tryon Arts and Crafts Center in Tryon, North Carolina.  He formerly taught Ceramics and 3D Art at Parish Episcopal Day School in Dallas Texas, prior to moving to South Carolina.  He taught Continuing Education Ceramic classes at Richland and Collin County Community College in the Dallas, Texas area, and taught workshops throughout the State of Texas and Oklahoma.  He also taught at the High School for the Visual and Performing Arts, the Museum School and University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.