Glenn Schwaiger Artist Statement
My appreciation for nature and the quest for universal, simplified patterns have a long history in Eastern arts. The making and use of handcrafted pottery, rooted in tradition, and inspired by nature provides a sense of grounding and practicality in my daily life.
My creative focus has been ceramic art for more than 40 years. For 35 years, I taught ceramics. I retired from Doña Ana Community College and now devote more energy to artist pursuits. My formative years were spent in Central Illionis and I moved to Las Cruces, NM in 1986. To recognize my sense of place, I sign all my work with three crosses, the hallmark of Las Cruces.