Tim Garvin




Pottery Tour #3



5408 Craig Road

Durham, NC  27712



I look at the world in detail, noticing intricacies, contrasts, and rhythms of color
to find and elaborate design. I then create my jewelry and pottery using

numerous ceramic techniques, among which are slip trailing and brushing,stenciling, and

etching. The extreme detail and intense color in my ceramic work results from
the use of over 500 different colors of clay in an ancient technique known as
millefiori. In this technique, carefully designed loaves of clay are formed from
colored porcelains. Next, cross-sections are sliced from the loaves, and these
sections are shaped and finished into individual pieces, then glazed and fired–
three times. On some pieces, a 23+ karat platinum edging is applied, and the
piece receives its final fire.
I am an MFA trained artist with over thirty years experience in ceramics.

I sell at many major art fairs, such as Columbus Art Festival, Park City
Arts Festival, Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts, Fort Worth Arts Festival,
Madison Arts Festival, and Winter Park Arts Festival. Our work is displayed in
over 140 galleries throughout the united States.