Byron Temple

Byron Temple (1932-2002) Raised on a farm in Centerville, Indiana, Temple first studied pottery at Ball State University. He studied pottery at Haystack in Maine, under Kenneth Quick and with legendary English Potter, Bernard Leach in St. Ives, England.

He was a seminal figure in American clay, opening a production pottery studio in Lambertville, N.J. in the early 1960's that created standard tableware, and later moved into creating more unique and artistic pots and vessels. He taught classes and workshops throughout the country, most notably at Penland, Haystack, Pratt Institute, and the Philadelphia College of Art.

Byron Temple, Three jars, Doug Hill photograph

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