A VEIN RUNS THROUGH IT
As a descendant of one of Seagrove, NC's founding pottery families, the Chriscoes, Chris Luther began his pottery career at a young age in his parent's basement studio. Chris had the wonderful opportunity to observe and receive training in the traditions of this area's culture through his family and two mentors, Bob Armfield of Oakland Pottery and Archie Teague, of Seagrove's Teague Pottery Family. Through their influences, the imprint of NC Art Pottery is evident in his work along with the combination of contemporary aesthetics.
During his early career, Chris immersed himself in the structure and shape of wheel thrown pieces and is now known for elongated, gracefully thrown forms. Chris also discovered that he preferred the dynamic atmospheric pressures of the gas/wood kilns and has concentrated his efforts in glazes which produce beautiful colors from the copper reds, celadons, oribes, and his personal favorite, the shinos.
After being part of his parent's business and graduating from Appalachian State University, Chris returned to his roots and opened Chris Luther Pottery in Seagrove on land once owned by his potter great-grandfather, Henry. Chris and his wife, Lisa, with their three sons, Nicholas, Adam and Cole, can be found working in this family operated business. Chris's work has been exhibited throughout the US with recent national invitational shows featuring the shino glazes in Texas and New York.