Toney Harris is a self taught potter, who has been working in clay for twenty-one years.
Toney has shared and worked in many pottery studios, with many different potters while
learning his craft along the way. Over the years he has learned and worked with ceramic artist
at the top of the field, and for the last fourteen years has been mentored by ceramic artist
and Professor of Ceramics at the University of Mississippi, Matt Long.
During this time Toney has learned much about wood and soda atmospheric firing. Drawing inspiration from nature,
and historical craftsmanship. Toney's current bodies of work reflect robust forms, and a pallet
of naturally occurring colors found in his pottery, that can only be achieved through the
process of firing and working with clay this way. Toney currently resides and works with
his wife, who is also a potter, in Carrolton, Mississippi.