Travis Berning took a BFA from Wichita State University and then did graduate studies at the University of North Texas for two years. He then spent five years in Western Kansas working as a full time studio potter, all the time increasing his mastery of clay forms and techniques.
Travis moved to the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina in “2003” to open Tree House Pottery. He then co-founded the WNC Pottery Festival in “2004” which has been voted one of the top 10 festivals in the Southeast. In “2014” he teamed up with four other potters to open Clay 5 Ways a working studio and gallery in the renowned, River Arts District, of Asheville NC. His work has been published in “Ceramics Monthly” and “Southern Living”. Travis has been working in clay for over 28 years. Inspired by nature and the processes of clay, his work is continually evolving, and we look forward to seeing were it goes in the future.