Nancy Bingham
Nancy Bingham
Ceramics: Functional stoneware
Sculpture: Clay sculpture
Painting: Water color and acrylic

Mailing address
PO Box 148
Lopez Island, WA 98261




Bingham/Torpie Studios
212 Wren Road
Phone 360.468.2057
My studio is adjacent to our home on the south end of Lopez Island. I open my studio during the studio tour over Labor Day weekend. Other than that, my studio is for working and classes and is not open to the public. Contact me for special situations.
I have been a studio potter for more than forty years, beginning in Ann Arbor, Michigan where I got my BFA from the University of Michigan in 1967. I`ve had studios in Olympia, Seattle, and now, for the past 26 years, on Lopez Island, Washington. I now have built another studio and kiln in Guatemala where I spend the winter months. I make both functional and sculptural ceramics. My functional work is a long established line of wheel thrown pottery . Each piece is hand painted using a wax resist process to create original work of art representing northwest wildlife and spiritual magical images. My ceramic sculpture is formed by hand, or in some cases, using a combination of throwing and hand-forming and burnishing, using a red clay body. Ravens and bird figures appear often in this work and reflect my connection to nature and spirit. Painting has been my private art, though I had some shows of my work over the years. I continue to paint. You can find images on my website. I am also a teacher of both pottery and art classes. I feel that creating art, teaching others in a way that allows them to experience their creativity, and sharing art work with others is a beautiful and healthy way to live. I am grateful for the opportunity I have to do this in my life.