About Martin Stankus

 Celo Knob - The northern peak of the Black Mountain Crest

Celo Knob - The northern peak of the Black Mountain Crest

 
 

Over the past 20 years, I have specialized in the production of saggar and raku fired ceramics and more recently in garden related stoneware. Having retired from a career in city planning, I am now pursuing ceramic art on a more full time basis. My education background in Physical Geography and Landscape Architecture as well as my enjoyment of the outdoors influences my work in numerous ways. I incorporate nature and graphic design as a decorative element on classical ceramic forms.

I have refined my ceramic skills at the Penland School of Crafts, Campbell Folk School, Dan Finch Pottery, and numerous workshops facilitated by Steven Branfman, Linda & Charlie Riggs, Cynthia Bringle, Randy Broadnax, Don Ellis, Ellen Shankin, Nick Joerling, and many others. I moved to Burnsville, NC from Raleigh two years ago to be closer to the mountains that call me and am now working out of the High Country Ceramic Arts community studio while completing construction of a new home studio.