Burlon Craig

Burlon Craig

United States 1914

Pottery

Burlon Craig
Burlon Craig
Male
United States
1914
March 4, 2013
Behind the pseudonym of Lor Dethal lies Nemanja Torlak, a writer for Widewalls intrigued and moved by diversity in art and in the lives of those who create it. It is often the unexpected that come forth and surprise us, and art is a world that allows it and makes it possible. David beats the Goliath daily, and writing about it is a pleasure.

One of the last folk potters in America who’s using alkaline glaze in his work, Burlon Craig keeps adding to his extensive pottery oeuvre. Building upon his simple, grounded philosophy, he has carried on the tradition of making pots completely on his own, from digging and processing clay to burning ware in his wood fired ground hog kiln.