ABOUT  Chris Campbell

 Chris Campbell has been a Studio Potter since 1989.

In 1991 she attended a colored porcelain workshop taught by Jane Pieser, a famous Colored Clay Artist. 

She was captivated by the process and has spent the years since then experimenting with colors and patterns while defining her own style. 

Her main body of work is created using the Nerikomi(e) process.  

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She uses her adaptation of the Skinner Blend technique to create her color palette.  The intuitive ease and simplicity of this process broadens the scope of colored clay so it can become more immediate, fluid and dynamic.


Her designs express the tension of motion and color within the confines of form.

Her beautiful artwork is sold in fine Galleries across the United States. Her artwork is included in many fine private and public collections including the SAS Institute, North Carolina State University and Clayworks Australia, the manufacturers of Southern Ice Porcelain.

Contact her at chris@ccpottery.com

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"Diva” dishes - designed for the Dinnerworks Show of 2006 in Louisville, KY.


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Chris Campbell, Blue Lagoon series Floral Bowl 2021
zig zag and floral trays

Plant cells

“Notice what you notice” is the best Art advice I ever received.

We all notice different things. For me it is color and pattern. They are inseparable at the heart of all my Artwork.

The foundation of my ‘Style’, is pattern. Not simply the patterns of North America, but the pattern sense of other cultures. The joyful exuberance of African, Indian, Latin and Islamic patterns influences my work in subtle but important ways. I contain my vivid, complex patterns within a strict shape.

My process is not be familiar as there are few colored porcelain Artists.I try to increase these numbers by teaching this process in live and virtual workshops.

I have a commitment to advancing knowledge in this colorful area of the pottery world.


Business Administration, Ryerson College, Toronto, Canada


2008 - 20012 Executive Board of Potters Council

2009 - 2011 President of Potters Council 

2011 - 2012 - Past President of Potters Council


SAS Institute, Raleigh, North Carolina 

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 

Clayworks, Melbourne, Australia


"DINNERWORKS" 2006 - Louisville Kentucky

"RALEIGH, NC" Little Art Gallery, Raleigh NC 


"DINNERWARE SHOW" - Gallery Frank, Chapel Hill, NC

"20 POTTERS, 20 TEACHERS" - The Arts Center, Rocky Mount NC

"GREEN" - Potters Council Juried Show 2013, NCECA Houston

"HANDBUILT" Claymakers Gallery, Durham, NC


“Beyond Agateware” Pottery Making Illustrated Mar/Apr 2017

“Coloured Clay” Ceramic Review, May 2013

"Smooth Color Blends" Pottery Making Illustrated, January 2013

"The NC Potters Conference" Ceramics Art & Perception Technical #35

Coloured Clay" Ceramics Art & Perception Technical, November 2012

"Down to Business" Pottery Making Illustrated Magazine, 2001-2004

"The Culture of Success” Crafts Business Magazine March/April 2005 

“ The Gallery Shuffle” Clay Times Magazine January/February 2005 

“ Colored Clay Possibilities” Clay Times November/December 2003 

“ Quick and Easy Stamps” Pottery Making Illustrated May/June 2002 

“ A Colored Clay Project” Pottery Making Illustrated - Summer 2000

" Textures are Everywhere” Pottery Making Illustrated Summer 1999


NCECA 2007, “Studio Potters – Sharing the Dream” Panelist

NCECA 2008  “Marketing your Pottery to Galleries”, Topical Discussion

NCECA 2012 “On the Edge of Success”, Topical Discussion

NCECA 2013 “Focus your Energy on Success”, NCECA Connection


"Transcending Material" Potters Council Juried Show 2014


 © Chris Campbell 2019