Wenta pottery at ArtWalk
This week, ArtWalk features the work of Tena Wenta, the potter
behind Boone-based Wenta Pottery.
Wenta was exposed to the craftsperson’s way of life at a young age, coming from a family of self-supporting coppersmiths and furniture makers. This admiration of handcrafting lead her to discover a passion for pottery.
Wenta has worked with clay for more than 15 years and finds satisfaction in being able to create work that meets people’s needs, while supporting the idea of a simpler lifestyle. To Wenta, pottery gives the opportunity to bring one’s awareness back to nature. She feels that since clay comes from the Earth and is reworked by human hands, it makes each piece a true collaboration between the potter and the Earth.
Wenta said her pottery is hand-built, hand-thrown on an electric wheel or a combination of the two, with a focus on functional pieces, kept clean and simple but with a contemporary flair. Wenta also adapts established glaze recipes to create a color palette that is all her own.
Wenta pottery can be seen in person on the main floor of ArtWalk, located in downtown Boone at 611 W. King St. For more information, call (828) 264-9998, or visit http://www.artwalkboone.com.
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