Rob & Beth Moring MangumRob Mangum began making pottery in his parents’ studio in 1975. In 1989, he joined forces with his wife Beth...
Media: ClayI have been drawn to all kinds of handmade pots ever since I can remember. When I pick up a pot I always wonder about the hands that made it and the marks they left. It feels to me like having a conversation with a stranger, who in most cases I will never know. And so I make pots that want to be held and used, to be a part of your everyday life.
I have had many teachers over the years, looked at pots here at home, in Europe, and especially in Japan, where I was invited to make pots for six weeks in 2002. I work in porcelain, painting the surfaces with slips and underglazes. My work is, I think, a reflection and personal interpretation of all those teachers and all those pots I have loved. My work is dishwasher and microwave safe and contains no lead glazes.