Glen Blakley


Glen’s pottery has been highly influenced by Japanese pottery. He loves the simple shapes and beautiful colors of the Japanese ceramics from the mid 1960’s. His work reflects his travels and the desert in which he lives. He loves trees, birds, water, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. He feels compelled to create ceramic ware. He makes 500 to 1,000 pieces per year, of which, he donates 250 to 300 pieces. His favorite shapes to make are bottles and bowls. He was the first director of the St. George Art Festival and the first director of the St. George Art Museum. He is a “Fellow of the Council” on The National Council for the Education in Ceramic Arts (NCECA). He has served on national, state and local boards which include, NCECA, Utah Arts Council, Year of the American Crafts, Southwest Utah Film Commission, President of the Southwest Utah Arts Council, and Member of the St. George Arts Council. He has received both national and local awards, the 2009 Award of Excellence in the Arts, and two awards from the National K-12 Foundation.