David Norton is a self-taught, full-time potter from Round Hill, Virginia. A one-man factory with a work ethic to back it up, David has been making functional pottery and ceramic sculpture for over 25 years. With his own gallery in the Torpedo Factory Arts Center in Alexandria, Virginia, for most of that time, David has work in collections all over the world. He has exhibited his work and taught at the Renwick Museum, and given extensive workshops in Venezuela and in the Washington, D.C. area.
His work has twice received acclaim by The New York Times, as well as being voted the best local artist by readers of the Loudoun Times Mirror in 1998.
Although he has cautiously avoided any structured teaching situations, Mr. Norton has kept in touch with aspiring young artists by volunteering each year to give one-day pottery workshops for some of the many art teachers he has come to know in the county.
You can find David Norton's work on the cover, and the subject of a feature article in "Clay Times" March 2001