Paveen Chunhaswasdikul (“Beer” for short) was born in Thailand.  He came to the US to study English at Gadsden State Community College in 1985.  After graduation, he attended Jacksonville State University and while there, discovered pottery in an art class taught by Steve Loucks.  After successful business ventures, he set up a small studio in 2002 and is now a full-time potter.


”My goal is to make pottery that is expressive and fun.  All of my pottery is wheel-thrown and hand built.  I do not cast nor use a mold of any kind.  I make my own tools and formulate my own glazes.  While designing and making functional pottery is fun and enjoyable for me, nothing gives greater pleasure than watching someone pick up one of my pieces to examine it and then smile their approval."


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