I am a ceramic artist and designer living and working in Boise. In 2018, I completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Utah State University, where I explored beyond the ceramics scope into graphic design and printmaking. Merging ceramic and printmaking processes my work is both utilitarian and playful. I am most interested in natural and manmade landscapes and the interactions that happen in these spaces. Exploring new works in form or surface design is like exploring part of the outside world – trying to capture in clay moments I have witnessed. This manifests in many ways in my work.
Most of my work is slip cast from hand-made plaster molds made from found objects or original thrown and altered prototypes. Larger vessels are also made utilizing monoprint slabs or thrown on the potter’s wheel. I use a variety of surface decoration techniques to build up layers of scenery from slip texture, pressed plants to silk screened image transfers. With these methods I can make limited editions of pots that each have their own unique “print.” I am inspired by the world around me, constantly collecting observations and objects to use in my work. My hope is that the work I create evokes a sense of personal connection with the viewer and conveys the beauty of these gathered moments.
Visit her website: www.ecwares.com