Gable Young's Clayworks is a pottery studio
located in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. I am an artist potter
who graduated from The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in
Philadelphia as a painting major. It wasn't until after graduation
that I found myself drawn to clay. While teaching high school
and middle school art in center city Philadelphia I was convinced
that a clay experience would be beneficial for many of my students.
I then took a class on pottery at the arts league in West Philadelphia.
Once my hands touched the clay there was no turning back.
Today, I work out of the barn behind my house.
I am best known for nature inspired pieces. The pottery is fired
in an 18 cubic foot gas kiln, at cone 6 (approx. 2,320 degrees)
in a reduction firing. For me, the experimentation with glazes
and firings to perfect my techniques is a continual process.
I am drawn to clay because it offers me so many
avenues for growth and experimentation. To be a potter, one
has to be part chemist, part artist, part inventor, and part