Collection: Kirk Lyttle

St. Paul, MN

Kirk Lyttle was born and schooled in Seattle, Washington. In addition to his ceramics practice, Lyttle was an illustrator and graphic artist for the Pioneer Press. He and his wife, Jil Franke, reside in St. Paul, Minnesota and fire their pots alongside Linda Christianson in her double-chambered Bourry box kiln. His work slowly evolves with the introduction of new clays, slips, and the nature of the drawings that grace his pots. Of his work, Lyttle says, “I’d like my pots to appear as though they were knocked off on a whim; the drawings have been done for my personal amusement. If some of them have acquired an aura that transcends these inauspicious beginnings, I’d like it if this were attributed to the mysterious atmosphere of the wood-fired kiln.”