Angela Howell received her B.F.A. in painting at Texas Tech, and did further graduate studies in both painting and art history at the University of Texas in Austin. She has taught art in public schools in San Antonio and Dallas, and served as a docent at the Dallas Museum of Art. The notion of integrating art into everyday life began to interest her, and her involvement with clay began in earnest.
Pots have a nature of their own…a soul, a breath of reality, that is inherently guided by, but not always controlled by, their maker. Angela’s pots are thrown on a wheel, altered intentionally by her, then altered rather randomly by the kiln. They show both the marks of her hands and the effects of the intense heat in the firing process.
In a world that is fast paced and oriented around convenience in life rather than quality of life, handmade functional pots can slow things down, allowing the user to more fully enjoy the moment. Handmade pottery is a complete human expression, not an interpretation of usable objects that only address an industrial standard.
12. Howell Studio
6123 Desco Drive