Hayne Bayless

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Hayne Bayless is a studio potter in Ivoryton, CT. Other than lessons at age 18 with a Tokyo potter, and later a handful of classes and workshops, he managed to avoid formal instruction in ceramics. He quit a perfectly good newspaper job in 1992 to make pottery. Hayne abandoned the potter’s wheel early on, preferring the freedom of hand-building.

He’s shown work at the American Craft Museum in New York and the American Museum of Ceramic Art in California. He is represented by Freehand Gallery (Los Angeles), AKAR Gallery (Iowa), Schaller Gallery (Michigan), Clay Studio (Philadelphia), Plinth Gallery (Denver) and Spectrum Gallery (Connecticut). He has exhibited often at the Smithsonian Craft Show, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, and the Minnesota Potters Tour.

His work is published in Objects for Use, Paul Smith; Studio Potter journal; Design Language, Tim McCreight; Clay: A Studio Handbook, Vince Pitelka, and other books and periodicals.

Hayne’s work has been exhibited in shows curated by Rudy Autio, Val Cushing, Bill Daley, Ken Ferguson, Leslie Ferrin, Sequoia Miller, Michael Monroe, Leon Nigrosh, Don Reitz, Gay Smith, Chris Staley, and Jack Troy.



Essex Summer Arts Festival
June 17-18, 2017
12 Main St. Essex, CT