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Troy Schmidt

Biography to Display: 

1964 Born California


1994—Ceramist, Red Dragon Pottery, Goleta, California

1997 Instructor, Leisure Arts Program, University of California, Santa Barbara, California


Troy Schmidt focuses on making wheel thrown porcelain 1/12” scale miniature pottery.

Schmidt started working on scale miniatures in 1994, he makes replicas of historic and modern art ceramics for miniature museums and collectors. In order to create his miniatures, he has developed custom tools and techniques used in place of his fingers. Schmidt is known for mastering glaze technology which results in, for example, a to scale craquelure, a network of fine surface cracks. Schmidt also makes full scale functional porcelain pottery influenced by Celtic designs.



Typical Marks

“Troy” scratched in greenware clay.

Open Space Teapot
Date: 2009
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 22, 2019.