Gobble Pottery at ArtWalk
An ArtWalk customer favorite, the rustic offerings from Gobble Pottery are hand crafted by Clyde Gobble out of Lexington.
In 1974, Gobble left behind a successful business career to work as a full-time potter. Gobble’s keen attention to detail and his perfect marriage of beautiful design, workmanship and utility mark each piece that bears his signature.
He describes his work as “mostly functional things that are meant to be used – to live with, to cook with, to eat and drink out of; not put up on a shelf to look at.”
After nearly four decades of making thousands of pots, the act of throwing and forming the clay with his hands still feels magical to him, he said. Gobble added that he always feels best when he is throwing, claiming that “the clay as it glides quickly between my fingers has a never ending life of its own.”
At this point in his career, Gobble is focused primarily on making his famous bacon cookers. These cookers, along with a sampling of his other work, can be found on the main floor at ArtWalk of Boone, located at 611 W. King St. in downtown Boone. For more information, call (828)264-9998, or visit http://www.artwalkboone.com.
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