Coleton Lunt is a visiting scholar in ceramics at the University of Notre Dame. He is pushing the limits of utilitarian pottery and sculpture by making unconventional pottery and planters.
Coleton grew up in the Mars-like landscape of southern Utah, where the red sandstone appears to be deliberately sculpted by geologic forces. He was a hiking guide there for seven years, earning enough to put himself through college.
During his BFA at Northern Arizona University, he developed an aesthetic for wood-fired pottery, inspired by the rocky landscapes of home. Moving on to his MFA, he was fortunate enough to attend the University of Notre Dame. There he evolved his pottery style to create sculptural, creature-like forms.