Tori Motyl is a ceramic artist specializing in large scale functional and sculptural vessels made from wild clay she digs herself. She has been making and teaching since 2011 after receiving her MSEd in Visual Arts from SUNY New Paltz. Since 2016, Tori has been honing her skills as a large pot potter during her residency at The Village Potters Clay Center in Asheville, NC and now in her current location at the Reems Creek Pottery community studio just outside of Asheville in Weaverville, NC. She has taught a series of workshops in throwing big and most recently was the Craft and Overall winner of the Made in NC Awards put on by OurState Magazine in 2020 which she won with her large scale wild clay pottery. Tori's passion for teaching is evident in every class as she connects with each student, learns about their unique direction in clay, and offers knowledge and resources to help her students achieve their goals. Tori spends her time making art, teaching, organizing the North Carolina Ceramic Arts Festival, and enjoying life in the mountains with her family and friends.