Hayne Bayless is a self-taught ceramic artist who established Sideways Studio in Ivoryton, CT in 1990. In 1992, after 10 years at a perfectly good job at a newspaper, he quit to make pots. He abandoned wheel-throwing early on, preferring the freedom of handbuilding afforded by slabwork and extrusions. Bayless uses silkscreens and stencils with slips to finish the surfaces of his mostly functional work.
Bayless has received awards at the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, D.C. and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. He teaches workshops all over the country and abroad.