“Growing up with a potter for a father, I spent a lot of time playing with clay in his studio. I loved art, and after high school attended Art Institute International Minnesota for graphic design. While I enjoyed the seemingly limitless possibilities of doing art on a computer, I soon missed working in three dimensions, and the feeling of molding my work with my hands. I approach clay much like a painter would approach the canvas. The imagery is more important to me than the function.”
Clayton’s work can be described as hand tiles used through wheel thrown, slab constructed and extruded ceramics with etched impressions.