Greg Patton is a native South Carolinian, born in Charleston and raised in Travelers Rest. His work is inspired by the decorated stoneware and face jugs of 19th-century Edgefield, SC pottery. Greg also draws ideas from the tradition of pottery throughout the Southeast, incorporating and reinterpreting old themes to create a mixed body of work: some would be at home alongside historical Edgefield pieces, and some appear quite contemporary.
Greg graduated from Furman University in 2001 with a degree in art, and has supported himself as an artist since. His workshop is in Travelers Rest, a small town north of Greenville, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of upstate South Carolina.