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David Voorhees

Biography to Display: 

1950 Born Garden City, New York


1970 BA Fine Art, The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee


1979—Studio Potter

1996-2012 Owner with wife, Hand in Hand Gallery, Flat Rock, North Carolina


David Voorhees is known for producing functional stoneware and porcelain pottery.  The work is high fired in a gas kiln or the wood salt/soda kiln Voorhees designed and built. Some of his work is fired in an oxidation atmosphere in an electric kiln. Voorhees has also explored raku firing.

Voorhees was influenced by his parents, who were both fine artists, David Leach who introduced him to porcelain, and many other potters and artists.

An interview with David Voorhees from The Potters Cast can be accessed here.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, North Carolina


Bibliography to Display: 

Lawton, Jim. 500 Teapots: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design, v. 2. Asheville, NC: Lark Crafts, 2013.




Center for CraftSouthern Highland Craft Guild



Center for CraftCenter For Craft


Typical Marks

Marks are typically printed or scratched into base of pot, usually with two-digit date. Some marks also have a symbol indicating location of studio where object was made for potter’s reference.

Covered Jar
Date: 2017
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Donna McGee. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 29, 2022.