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Andrew Palmer, Andy Palmer, Andrew Jay Palmer

Biography to Display: 

1966 Born Jamestown, New York


1984-1988 BS Studio Art, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

1987 Chautauqua Art Institute, Chautauqua, New York

1989-1990 Teaching Certification Studio Art K-12, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

1991-1995 MA Education, State University of New York at Cortland, Cortland, New York


1990-2003 & 2007-2011 Art Teacher/ Art Department Chairman, Whitney Point Central School District, Whitney Point, New York

1998-2011 Ceramics Coordinator/Supervisor, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

2014-2015 Gallery Manager, Crimson Laurel Gallery

2015-2016 Ceramic Materials Specialist, Appalachian Terroir Product Technologist


Andrew Palmer makes wheel-thrown functional pottery using white stoneware. He uses a range of glaze colors and textures.

He is directly inspired by the medium of clay and its plasticity and versatility. Palmer says “…clay has the ability to take just about any given shape; it can be added to and taken away from, molded, sculpted, thrown, and fired to rock hardness.  It is durable, malleable, and accessible. There’s a directness you get when working with clay that you don’t get painting or woodworking.”

His vessels highlight the pliability of clay as he alters the walls and/or the foot of pots creating an organic, flowing vessel. 

While at Chautauqua Art Institute he studied with Bill Daley, Neil Forest, Barbara Goodstein, and Deborah Rosenthal.



Typical Marks
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Covered Jar
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 13, 2019.