Kirby Gregory is an avid art enthusiast and community advocate throughout Southwest Georgia. Kirby is a familiar artist in his hometown of Albany. He serves on the Board of Directors at the Albany Area Arts Council and is a participant of Empty Bowls. He is a frequent exhibitor and pottery instructor. He teaches individuals and groups and provides demonstrations to community organizations upon request. Presently, he is teaching school age children clay work using the potter’s wheel and by-hand building for Project Impact in Apalachicola, Florida. The Bowery Gallery in Apalachicola represents his work.
Kirby earned his Bachelor’s in Ceramics from Georgia Southwestern University. Originally a graphics major focusing on photo-etching and stone lithography, he switched to study ceramics with Professor Ralph Harvey. Kirby has been working with ceramics for many years making porcelain, earthenware and stoneware. Currently, Kirby makes functional pottery- all his work is food, microwave, and dishwasher safe. He uses a propane fueled car kiln to fire his pieces to cone 10-11, roughly 2400 degrees F.