Craig Wunderlich

About Craig Wunderlich

I have been making pottery for 40 years as a sideline to my day job as a school social worker. Since moving to Tucson, I have been able to broaden my experience. I have been a member of the Southern AZ Clay Artisans for 30 years and served a two-year term as President. I have sold via consignment at Tohono Chul Park Gift Shop and Clay Hands in Tubac. I have also sold at several craft fairs around the Tucson area. I have incorporated clay work into my job as school social worker by teaching high school students how to express themselves via clay art. I do my work in a home studio and also have a gallery to display my works.

Preferred Pronouns: he, him
Raku Landscape
Japanese Lantern
Pit pot Rising from the Earth

Open Studio Tour

About the Process

I have explored many different facets of clay work. I started out with Cone 10 gas fired dinnerware and other practical objects. Since moving to Tucson in 1983 I have incorporated southwestern designs into my work, including tea pots, bowls, and sun dials. I also have explored raku and pit firing. I find the spiritual energy of Tucson inspiring to all sorts of creativity, but pottery offers the synthesis of the elements of air, water, earth, and fire. Most of my work is wheel-thrown but I have been exploring recently with my slab-roller and find that adds versatility to projects such as Japanese Garden Lanterns, electric lamps, and ceramic luminarias that I call lumintierrias to emphasize the contribution of "earth".

How to Purchase

They can contact me via telephone or email. If possible, I would like to have at least one day when they can visit my studio/gallery in person. Please see my webpage address below to view examples of my work.


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