About the Artist

Alexis Moyer

As children we all have dreams about what we want to be when we grow up. Mine was to be an architect. I enrolled in the architecture program at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. It wasn't until my fourth year there that I discovered my passion to be an artist. We had an assignment to design an art department for a college campus and the more we researched art schools the more I knew that that was where I wanted to be. With a change of majors and a change of schools I earned my BFA in ceramics from California College of Arts and Crafts (now CCA). While there I had the good fortune to study with Viola Frey, who loosened me up after all those years with a triangle and T-square, and Art Nelson who nurtured my love of throwing.

After graduating I went to Crete, Greece for a summer study course in Minoan art history and pottery. My two interests of architecture and art were blended so well for that summer, it was a very special time for me. My love of the Mediterranean blues came from my time on Crete and subsequent travels throughout Greece and they are still evident in the pottery I make today.

Eventually I settled in the small town of Philo, CA and opened up a studio/gallery that I call The Pot Shop. It is in a re-purposed gas station on Highway 128 next door to Jack's Valley Store. It is there that I make all of my pottery on an old kick wheel that I dearly love. I enjoy meeting people traveling through Anderson Valley who stop by my studio to watch me work and purchase my work. Visitors are always welcome.

The Ceramic Whimsy of Alexis Moyer