Christine Shadic

Artist Statement:

My love of clay started when I was about 8 years old and I visited a pottery near  my hometown for a friend’s birthday party. Watching the potter throw on the  wheel was mesmerizing and I was hooked. 

I hope to bring this same sense of excitement to everyone who buys and uses  my pottery, and the same joy of creating handmade work to all of my students. 

Along with studying ceramics at SUNY Potsdam in New York state, my work has  been influenced by traveling and learning from potters in Scotland, Italy, and  Japan. 

I use a combination of wheel thrown and hand building techniques to create my  ceramic work. Both texture and surface are treatments I particularly enjoy  exploring, whether it’s from the use of my collection of traditional Indian wooden  textile printing blocks, random found objects, standard clay tools, or simply the  gestural marks made by my hands in the clay. Glazes are then chosen to  enhance the surface of the work. 

My Hope is to create work that is accessible, visually appealing, and that can be  used and enjoyed every day.


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