2007 Governors Arts Awards
Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure Award
To be created by Gerry Williams, Dunbarton
Gerry Williams is a nationally and internationally recognized master craftsman, teacher, lecturer and author. He is the founder of The Studio Potter, a nonprofit, membership organization and editor of The Studio Potter Magazine, a journal about the aesthetics, technology, and history of pottery and about the personal lives of ceramic artists. On February 19, 1998 he was appointed as New Hampshire's first Artist Laureate by Governor Jeanne Shaheen. He has been honored with the Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure Governors Arts Award.
He is not only a leader and an inspiration as a ceramic artist, but also a technical master in developing a photo resist process to lay images directly onto vessels. Also, he is noted as a master of the Copper Red Glaze, an elusive and challenging technique to attain.
Williams’ works are a part of many public and private collections including: the Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Currier Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, Fleming Museum and George Walters Smith Museum in Springfield, MA.