Howard – Potter
Howard-Potter grew up in New York City where he was inspired by the public sculpture of Alexander Calder, George Ricky and various performance, dance, and artistic exposure. He earned a BA in Art History and Sculpture from Union College and has been making and displaying his original sculpture since 1997.
After college, Howard-Potter moved to Colorado and worked with a blacksmith creating furniture and learning about the properties of steel, the medium that he would eventually use to create his art. Howard-Potter also gained the skills to convey a heightened sense of fluidity in solid steel while learning about the commercial practices of metalworking.
In 2021 Howard-Potter made his largest and most daring sculpture to date, The 1958 Championship Game for the NFL Hall of Fame, in Canton Ohio. Standing 30 feet tall and seemingly defying gravity the monumental figure of diving foot ballplayer, Raymond Berry. Made out of six thousand pounds of steel, covered in a galvanized and powder coated silver skin took 8 months to complete and represents a major success in Mr. Howard-Potter’s career.
Jack has permanent and long-term displays in sculpture parks, municipalities and galleries across the country including Marco Island and Coral Springs, Florida; Suwanee and Sandy Springs Georgia; Pemberton, New Jersey; Salem, New York; Fayetteville, North Carolina; Roanoke, Virginia; Glenwood Springs, Colorado; Flossmoor and Chicago, Illinois and Blaine, Washington.
Howard-Potter resides in New York City with his wife, Erica, daughter, Skylar and son, Lyndon. He is a board member of The Art Students League and Scripps Howard Foundation. He has maintained a studio in Long Island City, Queens since 2006.