Bill Campbell has been a potter for over 30 years. Across the country, his porcelain is admired for its spectacular color and elegant, crisp forms... each piece maintaining some of the energy of its creator. The glazes dance with surprising vibrancy in unexpected patterns. Functional pots become little moments of celebration within the day to day routine.
Once he discovered that making pottery was what he wanted to do with his life, he became committed. He broke all ties with his past (jobwise) and spent every moment trying to learn his craft. He went back to college, then he worked at organizing his life so he could go somewhere and make pots. That meant that everything that got in the way had to be forgotten for about four years. He didn't buy a new TV or car or take a vacation--the only allowable expenses beyond those necessary for daily life were for supplies and equipment as he saved toward the day he could buy a studio building.