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Margaret Batton, Margaret Ann Batton, Margaret Ann Richards

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1974 Born Fairfax, Virginia


1997 BA Ceramic Art, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee


1998 Magnum Pottery, Weaverville, North Carolina

2003—Potter, Batton Clayworks, Asheville, North Carolina


Margaret Ann Batton is known for slab built and wheel-thrown functional pottery with carved textured or repeated geometric shape wax resist surfaces. The slab works are characterized by dramatic bends, curves with button feet (2017). A wide color palette of glazes are used with surface techniques include carving, incising and wax resist. Work is high fired in an electric kiln. Batton studied with Lynn Whitehead at East Tennessee State University.

In 2003, Batton with and her husband, Sandy Batton, founded Batton Clayworks where they produce a line of functional wares. 


Artist's Studio: Batton Clayworks




the center for craft, creativity & design This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund grant from The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Inc.
southern highland craft guild The Archive of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.


Typical Marks
Date: 2013
Form: Mug
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown, Thrown and Altered, Mixed Methods
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze, Inlaid
Form: Bowl
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Inlaid

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified January 4, 2018.