Greenchairclay is the
studio name of ceramic artist, Randy Shoults, who currently lives in
Montgomery. Shoults has a BS in printmaking and photography from Troy State
University and a MA in painting and ceramics from the University of Alabama. He
has worked for fourteen years as a college art instructor, twenty-five years as
an arts administrator, and has recently returned full time to his studio.
When he isn’t
creating art, Shoults is a bicycle rider, music/movie/book lover, and doting
father and grandfather. These days, he works primarily in clay, but sometimes
is inspired to work in a combination of media. The theme of his work is about
function, good design, and a unique use of color and texture. All of his work
is made from very durable stoneware clay – and all glazes are developed and
made by Shoults, and then fired to cone 6 (high fire). This leads to strong
work that is dishwasher and microwave safe. While most of his work is part of a
limited series, no two items are ever exactly alike!