Charlie Van Gilder

My personal engagement with clay is at best an agreement between my ideas and the clay. From the start, working with clay was an addiction. The clay reacts to the hand, your dance around it, physically and spiritually. Clay has a memory of its own. At best I try to find a moment when the clay and I both share a voice. My work has varied a lot over time as does the inspiration I find all around me. Creating art and teaching art is different with each person. I find the pursuit of it as a teacher very rewarding. I suppose the important thing about teaching and being a student is to be perceptive, engaged, to think creatively and to have an open mind.

Charlie's Upcoming Classes

Hand-building Techniques for Clay at Wilderbee Farms

Past Classes

  • Having Fun with Pastels

  • Drawing with Charlie Van Gilder