Maria Nordgren

Maria Nordgren

Material

  • Porcelain
  • Stoneware

Technique

  • Hand building
  • Throwing

Firing

  • Electric
  • Gas/Oil
  • Raku
  • Wood fired
Maria Nordgren makes unique, functional pottery; thrown or hand built in porcelain and stoneware. She started pottery training in Sweden in the 70s, but went on to become a geologist. She became a full-time potter after arriving in Scotland 2006, where she started Momentum Pottery and joined Scottish Potters' Association. She is currently workshop coordinator for SPA. She exhibits with SPA, Fusation and other art and craft groups. The pottery classes at Momentum pottery are run by Nancy Fuller.
Momentum Pottery is open by appointment all year and for the Alyth Creates festival in May and Perthshire Open Studios in September, when Maria is joined by Christine Flynn, who is demonstrating raku firing. There are also demonstrations and exhibits of work by willow weaver Rachel Bower, and stone carver David McGovern. Maria and Rachel are collaborating, combining willow and clay to make decorative and functional work. Maria is also firing together with Fran Marquis, using her gas kiln at Springfield Creative Arts in Arbroath. Since 2016 she has also enjoyed firing work and assisted in several wood firings in Scotland and England.

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