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Ed Byers, Byers McCurry Studio

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Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

1997 Ceramists

2003 Byers McCurry Studio


Ed Byers and Holden McCurry collaborate on ceramic sculptures and some functional pottery. McCurry and Byer’s sculptures are built from slabs, extrusions, coils and pinched forms that are then combined with mixed media materials. 

In 2002, McCurry began making prayer chapels and towers, which have been developed with Byers and become a common theme in their work. Each tower includes a fold of paper for writing a message or prayer within the sculpture. The surfaces are often textured with found objects that usually come from nature (Driftwood, rocks, corals) and with handmade ceramic stamps and roulettes. Terra sigillata, underglazes, slips, oxides, and sgraffito are also used to create illustrations, decoration that are often representational.

They have been working in ceramics since 1997 and as a team since 2003.



Artist's Studio: Byers McCurry




Center for Craft This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund Grant from the Center For Craft
AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art American Museum of Ceramic Art


Typical Marks
Leaf Tray
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze

Citation: Herrera, Carolyn. "The Marks Project." Last modified September 7, 2019.