Paige Shelton

I got my start in art from my mother, Ebba Adkins, an accomplished portrait and landscape career artist and found my direction while finishing my BFA in Studio Art at UT Austin with a motivation and potential in three dimensional ceramics and sculpture studying with Ismael Soto & Charles Umlauf. I soon explored a life of pottery through Westbank and Nettlebed potteries and participated in many juried art events over the years…a way of life. Clay has so much beauty, whether a rustic brick or a fine translucent porcelain bowl. It’s potential is amazing! My favorites include functional pottery on the potter’s wheel, hand building and sculpture including brushwork with glazes, slips and wax resists, mostly on high fired porcelain in a gas kiln. It is meaningful to me to feel grounded and have a tie to ancient & present civilizations with clay work and pottery making. The community of potters is like no other and it is certainly a major part of my life. We’re looking forward to consolidating the pottery at the ranch in Bastrop County this next year.