Highfield Pottery   •   Blair Meerfeld

"A successful body of work to me is a composite of the forms and shapes that are part of my life and surroundings. These things are often old metal or wood “service containers”, mechanical, landscape or architectural forms - and sometimes human. Other things I draw from are early German and American pots. My work will usually borrow a lip, edge or contour from one of these and a handle or foot from another. All these influences seem to contribute to or become part of the work, many times without my really seeing it until later."

Blair grew up in the Colorado communities of Akron, San Luis, and Alamosa, and received a BA in Art Education from Adams State College in Alamosa. He attended the University of Maine and Montgomery Community College in Rockville, Maryland. For 25 years he maintained a studio potter career in Saguache, Colorado. He is currently the Ceramics Department Chair at the Art League in Alexandria, Virginia.

Blair exhibits nationally and internationally and has led numerous national and international throwing, wood-firing, salt glazing, and kiln building workshops. His work is included in the permanent collections of: Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University in Texas; Crocker Museum of Art in California; and The Colorado History Museum. He has also been included in numerous publications including feature articles in Ceramics Monthly and Clay Times Magazine. Other publications include Salzbrand Keramik 2002 and Phil Roger's Salt Glazing.

To schedule a workshop with Blair, call 505.629.6933 or email bmeerfeld@gmail.com.