Joe and Shiho Winter, Joe Winter Pottery - Teapots, Vases, Mugs, and Jars
Joe and Shiho Winter are potters in the rural area north of Reno Nevada. Joe started throwing pottery in 1979 and was self-taught through High School. He received a bachelor’s of Fine Art from Northern Arizona University and a Masters of Fine Arts from East Carolina University. He started selling his work before he finished high school. “I love being an artist, because I love the creative process. Especially working with my hands and making objects of beauty”, Joe says. Joe and Shiho have a series of collaboration pieces where Joe throws a flounder shaped vase, which Shiho then illustrates with her Japanese style images. Currently Joe and Shiho focus on local sales and host pottery shows at their home as well as work with local business.