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Arrowmont Craft Conversation: Sam Lopez

“I like to think about why we make things, or do things. [These questions come up for me in the classroom and the studio.] Either side of the studio practice and the teaching really do have a strong influence on each other. They go hand in hand.”

Sam Lopez is a potter and educator living and working in San Diego, California. He makes wheel-thrown porcelain pottery that enhances experiences of sharing food and drink with family and friends. Lopez is dedicated to a life of perpetual learning and experimenting with his studio practice and is continually evolving his work to better suit daily use in the home.

ARROWMONT CRAFT CONVERSATIONS is a video series that highlights artists in the Arrowmont community. Our partnership with Arrowmont faculty and community members has contributed to Arrowmont’s longevity, growth as a school of arts and crafts, and our reputation as an institution that welcomes everyone. The artists who appear in this series exemplify the characteristics that represent the School — they span generations and are among the most experienced, capable, and innovative in the arts and crafts world.

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