Anthony Gaudino grew up in the Pacific Northwest of the USA, and began studying ceramics in 2001. In 2004, he travelled to Turkey as part of a ceramic exchange and symposium which had a huge impact on both his work and his life. After travelling to historical ceramic centres throughout Asia, he became heavily influenced by Japanese, Korean and Chinese Ceramics. While he continues to work with gas and electric kilns, after his travels he was instantly captured and intrigued by wood firing and the results from unglazed and fully glazed wood fired pots. He creates functional forms alongside objects of ritual and ceremony.
'The vessels we use for ceremony and the domestic forms that accompany our daily routines and rituals interest me the most as a maker. I am continually intrigued on how we relate and interact with these objects. I believe the meditative qualities of form have the ability to connect us all. The common vessels of daily ritual and ceremony can evoke much that is sometimes inexpressible about our connections. Through the use of handmade objects the mundane rituals of daily life are enriched.'