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Michael Hunt, Bandana Pottery

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Core student, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina


Resident Artist, North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, North Carolina


Studio Potter, Bandana Pottery, Bakersville, North Carolina


Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish, of Bandana Pottery, collaborate on the production of a large collection of wood fired utilitarian pottery. They use local western North Carolina materials including local clay. The pots are thrown on a slow turning Korean-style kick wheel. Their work is often decorated using the finger swipe method where the finger is pulled through wet slip to create the surface pattern. They make and glaze the pottery together.

Hunt studied with Will Ruggles and Douglas Rankin at Penland School of Craft. He went to Korea to learn the traditional method of making large Ongii storage jars with Oh Hyang Jong a master Onggi potter. Upon returning from Korea, Michael began setting up a studio and building a large Thai wood kiln in the Penland area. Hunt is known for large jars made using the traditional Korean paddle and anvil technique (a smooth stone, the anvil, is held against the inside wall of the piece that is paddled into form from the outside, the paddle typically has a pattern carved onto its surface.).

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Bibliography to Display: 

Carter, Ben. Mastering the Potter’s Wheel: Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Potters. Minneapolis, MN: Voyageur Press, 2016.



Artist's Studio: Bandana Pottery



Center for CraftSouthern Highland Craft Guild



Center for CraftCenter For Craft


Typical Marks
ca 2017
Date: ca 2015
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Date: ca 2017
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Materials: Stoneware
Surface Technique: Glaze

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified May 27, 2023.