About

Coleton considers himself a jazz potter: he learned the standards of ceramics by mastering the anatomy of a pot. Now he sculpts by taking the pot “out of key” through abstraction. 
His art changes with the environment of his community and is directly influenced by his colleagues and students. His aesthetic often reflects the red rocks of southern Utah where he grew up. At Northern Arizona University he practiced wood and soda-fired pottery for four years. Afterward, he pushed the abstraction of pottery during an artist residency in Seattle Washington. His work became fully sculptural during his MFA at the University of Notre Dame. Currently, Coleton is a resident artist at Belger Crane Yard Studios in Kansas City, Missouri.