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DAN MANDELBAUM

 

What do you like most about ceramics?

The best thing about ceramics is it's versatility. You can make anything out of it.

What inspires you to make?

I make art because it's a lot of fun and a good challenge.

What are your favorite methods of working with ceramics?

When I am making sculptures, I'm usually hand-building individual parts to assemble later at a stage when they are dry enough to work with. being conscious of what the clay can do at certain times in the drying process is important.

If you had any advice for someone who is looking to learn ceramics, what would it be?

My advice for someone who is starting ceramics would be to go into it with very little expectations. There have been tons of times I've had great ideas that I just couldn't do because of how difficult it can be starting out. Don't get frustrated.

How do you think of what to make next? Do you have any upcoming projects you’d like to share?

When I go into the studio I have no idea what I'm going to make. Sometimes just screwing around with clay informs me on what to do next.