Collection: Sam Taylor

Westhampton, MA

Sam Taylor has been making pottery in the foothills of the Berkshires for over 30 years. He is a self-described “slow potter,” making pots on his foot-powered treadle wheel and handbuilding functional forms, using local materials and firing them in his wood kiln. Pottery, art, and collaboration are the main ingredients in his life. Taylor’s work is getting to know, discovering, and experiencing all the ways these ingredients go together. Art feeds the soul. Pottery is soul food. Taylor is a studio potter and has performed all the associated tasks that go along with that title: maker, educator, community builder, promoter.