Teru Simon

  • Categories: Ceramic, Painting, Printmaker, Sculpture
  • Member Since: 2010

I studied at Bennington College (Isaac Witkin), received my undergraduate degree from UWW at Skidmore College (Regis Brody, Barry Targan), and my MFA through Vermont Studio Center and Johnson State College. I taught art for about 34 years and retired in 2011 after 23 years at Mt. Anthony Union High School in BenningtonVT.

I am a ceramic sculptor, a painter and print maker (water color, ceramic paint and oil ), ceramist/potter. Although my ceramic work is in Cone 10 reduction, salt and wood fire now, I have worked with most ceramic techniques, including Raku, terra sgilatta, pit fire, low fire and burnishing.

My inspiration and sources for my art work come directly for the world around me. I am a “humanist” sculptor fascinated by people, their individual spirit, their specific gesture and the human metaphor. The pieces are built hollow specifically to express the spirit of the soul and the fragility of our existence. My pottery is influenced by the Asian aesthetic, and although most of my work is utilitarian, I consider each piece singly, usually with a unique mark or markings.