Hona Leigh Knudsen

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Hona Knudsen butterdish

Hona Leigh Knudsen studied ceramics at West Virginia University. She received her BFA in

2008 and in 2009 moved to Floyd VA to do an apprenticeship with potters Richard Hensley and

Donna Polseno. She now lives in Copper Hill, Virginia as a studio potter.

Hona’s work is wheel thrown porcelain pottery that is fired to cone 10 in a gas reduction

kiln. Each piece is intended for use in the home and kitchen. Her influences are both traditional

and contemporary, with a strong influence from Asian pottery in her forms as well as her glazes.