William Baker - Bakersville, NC
William Baker is a full time studio potter living in Bakersville, North Carolina. After college at the University of Puget Sound in Washington, he discovered clay and has been pursuing this passion for the past 12 years. He was a Resident Artist at the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts in Asheville, North Carolina, and has assisted several classes at the Penland School of Crafts. William recently completed a Resident Artist position at the EnergyXChange, in Burnsville, North Carolina. He and his wife Joy Tanner, who is also a potter, just built their own studio in Bakersville, NC where they work full time. Will is a recipient of a NC Regional Artists Project Grant. He is a founding member of the cooperative gallery, Mica | Fine Contemporary Craft in Bakersville, NC.