Before Seth found Floyd he apprenticed with Mark Hewitt in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Mark trained him to turn well-thrown pottery in a production setting, while every step of the process is hand done – which Seth continues to practice in his work. The appreciation of ash glazes, well-thrown stoneware pottery and his food love gives Seth’s pottery a traditional expression that is lavished with carved geometric patterns, juicy glazes and vessels that hold up to daily use. His work evokes that the experience of an object should be considered a function of the object: what is unknown about the piece may only be perceived through its use. Seth settled in Floyd, VA after assisting Silvie Granatelli in her studio along with his now wife, Andrea Denniston. They work both collaboratively and separate in clay at Poor Farm Pottery in Floyd, VA.