Stanley M. Andersen received a B.A. in Philosophy, a B.A. in Sociology, and a Master of Library Science at the University of Iowa before receiving his MFA in Ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1978. He was an Artist-in-Residence at Penland School of Crafts from 1979-1983. In 1983, Stan and his wife bought an old mountain farm in Bandana, NC. The pastures, meadows, gardens and woodlands that surround his studio serve as inspiration for the surface decoration of his pottery. He produces utilitarian earthenware pots for the table and kitchen, using the maiolica technique to paint his pieces with strong colors and flowing patterns.
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