The physicality of the ceramic medium is an integral part of my
everyday liveliness and identity. As a result, it is imperative that my
work reflect this synergy. I define myself as an energetic, passionate
person, striving for balance and harmony in my life and in my creative
The sculptures that I make are driven by a desire to investigate how an
individual’s personal history affects their identity, behaviors and
actions. I am especially interested in inter-generational trauma and
how a person’s past—particularly a past that has been interrupted by a
traumatic event such as war—can influence patterned behaviors that are
passed through the family.
Canadian artist, Wendy Walgate comments on a culture of acquisition with brightly colored, slip-cast, and assembled sculptures
Just What the Doctor Ordered: A New Health Insurance Plan Helps Keep Potters and Ceramic Artists Healthy
The Potters Council recently established a new health insurance benefit for members that can help make affordable insurance available to ceramic artists and potters. So I am spreading the word to Ceramic Arts Daily readers today!
With so much incredible ceramic art being created today, it becomes difficult to know where to look for new up-and-coming ceramic artists—there are just so many! To help you begin sorting through all the great ceramic artists at the beginning of their careers, we’ve put together Emerging Ceramic Artists to Watch: New Pottery and Ceramic Sculpture as a free gift to Ceramic Arts Daily subscribers. The fourteen featured ceramic artists are making exciting new work that we think you shouldn’t miss. Inside, you will find images of their work, statements in their own words about their motivations and inspirations for their ceramic art, as well as their career plans and insights about becoming professional ceramic artists.
Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your own ceramic art or if you’re a collector, Emerging Ceramic Artists to Watch: New Pottery and Ceramic Sculpture includes something for everyone involved in ceramics. Enjoy!
Before I became the editor of Ceramic Arts Daily, I was associate editor of Ceramics Monthly magazine. The May issue of the magazine was always an issue that I looked forward to because the May issue housed the results of Ceramics Monthly’s annual Emerging Artist contest. The competition is open to ceramic artists who have actively been pursuing a career in ceramics for less than ten years. Each year towards the tail end of winter, the entries would start rolling in the door for the contest. This was exciting, not only because it meant that Spring was right around the corner, but also because it gave us the opportunity to see a large sampling of what was new and exciting in ceramic arts and often exposed us to some new faces we hadn’t previously known.