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ELLIE ALIABADI

 

What do you like most about ceramics?

Ceramics is my meditation. When I'm at a wheel, I feel like the world melts away and my focus is very much in the present moment.

What inspires you to make?

 I'm inspired most by the earth and environment. Earthly tones and colors and shapes to pay homage to the mud that forms my pieces.

What are your favorite methods of working with ceramics?

I prefer the wheel and the vast and exciting world of glazing, though I would like to spend more time hand-building.

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

Don't be afraid to experiment. It's not about making the perfect piece, it's about finding your voice.

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

I sketch a lot. Which I think helps me translate my vague ideas into actual pieces. I hope to experiment more with underglazes and glaze techniques that allow me to incorporate calligraphy this upcoming year.