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Gordon Batten

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1983-1995 Potter at Riverwood Pottery, Dillsboro, North Carolina

Two Rivers Studio, Dillsboro, North Carolina


 Gordon Batten is known for hand crafted sinks as well as wheel thrown or slab molded functional wares, particularly dinnerware. In both cases this work is characterized by torn edges added while the clay is leather hard. The works are finished with a variety of decorative techniques including stamped, fine brush drawn elements and broad application of glazes. Batten worked as a production potter at Riverwood Pottery before establishing Two Rivers Studio.


Artist's Studio: Two Rivers Studio



Center for CraftSouthern Highland Craft Guild



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Typical Marks

"batten" written in blue at the bottom of the piece

Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Glaze

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified June 26, 2023.