David Norton is a self-taught,
full-time potter from Round Hill, Virginia. A one-man factory
with a work ethic to back it up, David has been making functional
pottery and ceramic sculpture for over 25 years. With his
own gallery in the Torpedo Factory Arts Center in Alexandria,
Virginia, for most of that time, David has work in collections
all over the world. He has exhibited his work and taught at
the Renwick Museum, and given extensive workshops in Venezuela
and in the Washington, D.C. area.
His work has twice received acclaim by
The New York Times, as well as being voted the best local
artist by readers of the Loudoun Times Mirror in 1998.
Although he has cautiously avoided any
structured teaching situations, Mr. Norton has kept in touch
with aspiring young artists by volunteering each year to give
one-day pottery workshops for some of the many art teachers
he has come to know in the county.
You can find David Norton's work on the
cover, and the subject of a feature article in "Clay
Times" March 2001