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Dan Finnegan - Ceramic Artist

My pottery career began more than 40 years ago when a college friend taking  a class invited me to throw a pot. I was hooked from the start, but I couldn’t imagine that I could make a life as a potter. After attending 3 universities I found my way to England where I eventually got a job at the Winchcombe Pottery.

For the first 10 years or so I just kept my head down and made thousands and thousands of pots. In the early 1990’s I was invited to teach a regular course for the Art League at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia. About this time I also began traveling to lead workshops at schools and craft centers along the East Coast. I also began hiring assistants to help me with the shop and learn to make a line of pots that I designed. For some reason that led to the start of a small school for pottery which led to the founding of the LibertyTown Arts Workshop which is another story for another time.

…..I closed the Hanover Street studio this spring (2005), dividing my time between LibertyTown and my workshop in the country. I completed construction of a two-chambered, wood-fired kiln there last fall and intend for it to be my primary means of firing in the future.