“I look at the creative process as a collaboration between nature and the artist where each has a voice in the process. Art is a celebration of our contact with the natural world. Beautiful places inspire us and become a mirror that reflects inside and helps to stir creativity to the surface.”
Michael Wisner creates work that incorporates both traditional and contemporary practice. He studied under Mexican artist Juan Quezada, who taught him traditional pottery from the ground up. The experience challenged Wisner to develop his hand building skills and elevate his craft.
Today he uses tradition techniques, working with the colors that are only found in clay from the mountains of the Western USA. Over the surfaces of his round vessels he creates patterns that originate in nature, taking inspiration from pinecones to seed pods to the rhythmic patterns seen in ocean waves.