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Ceramics

ARTIST STATEMENT

At the start of the pandemic, I started learning ceramics at a studio near my house called Mudfire. I hadn’t worked with clay before, and it seemed like a good challenge to fill my new abundance of free time. I spent all summer practicing my technique and searching through the internet and old books to learn new ways of shaping the clay. Once the school year started, I got an internship at the studio and have continued my ceramics education by working with professional ceramic artists. I’m still working on new projects constantly. Half my wardrobe is covered in clay at any given time. I don’t know if I’ll have a career in ceramics, but I know I’ve found my calling for now.

 

With the exception of the little figure, all of these pots were thrown on a wheel. Once they were more dry, they were put back on the wheel upside-down and carved with metal tools. For those with words, I painted them with underglaze and then carved phrases into them. They all were then fired in a kiln, dipped in glaze, then fired in a hotter kiln. 

 

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With the exception of the little figure, all of these pots were thrown on a wheel. Once they were more dry, they were put back on the wheel upside-down and carved with metal tools. Those with words were painted with underglaze, then had phrases carved into them. They all were then fired in a kiln, dipped in glaze, then fired in a hotter kiln. After that long journey, they sit here for your enjoyment

 

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