Fox and Lois Garney have been collaborating on ceramic pieces since 1972. They met in the Ceramics Dept. of San Jose State University where they discovered their mutual love of clay. After graduating with Bachelor of Art Degrees they opened their first studio, Foxlo Pottery, in Fresno, CA. There, they produced a line of ceramics that was exhibited in many galleries and gift shops across the United States. In 2012 they opened Amphora Gallery in Cambria, CA.
Their work has evolved from production pottery to individually hand-carved pieces. Fox “throws” porcelain on the potter’s wheel, sometimes altering the shapes or adding handles before he hands it off to Lois. When the piece has partially dried, Lois carves her original designs inspired by nature using a variety of carving techniques that she has developed over her many years of working with clay. After bisque firing, they use a variety of glazes developed to enhance the carving. All of their fine art pottery is high fired. Foxlo has won many awards at Fine Art Festivals in California and Arizona. They reside in Cambria, CA., overlooking the Pacific Ocean.