Tomandy Gallery, in downtown Frederick celebrates it's opening with their featured artist of the month, internationally acclaimed local artist, Bill van Gilder.
"Making pots with a slow wheel and soft clay, firing outside with wood fuel when the weather is friendly – or inside with gas when it is irritable and cranky…hoping always to make that best pot, the one that communicates the grace that I – and all of us who are lucky enough to have this ‘clay thing’ in our lives – hope to always have in our work.
Life is otherwise, full of travels and teaching, writing about pots, designing tools, mixing glazes and all the other chores that come with a potters life. It’s a life that’s fat and full. I’m grateful." Bill van Gilder