Gillan Doty first developed an interest in potting during his early teens, making pottery in school and at local art centers where he grew up in rural New England. He found that making pots enables him to create work that can be interacted with in a simple manner, while still posing a sense of intellect. Using soda- and wood-fired kilns, he creates work that evokes functionality and simplicity. Ranging from geometric to ovoid forms, Doty’s work attempts to address ideas that relate to our humanity and to engage us with the objects in our lives. His work has been in a number of group shows at Maine College of Art, as well as other galleries throughout New England. Doty recently completed a yearlong residency as a Fogelberg Fellow at Northern Clay Center.