Artist: Audrey Rosulek
Audrey Rosulek, MONTANA
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White snowy mountains and gray skies fill my environment for the long winter. The air is cold and crisp. When summer arrives, the air turns hot and dry while fluffy clouds fill the endless sky. The mountains become polka-dotted with smokey fire.
The seasons change in the background of my life, and inspire my work.
I translate my daily landscape into playful abstract drawings that wrap around the surface of my ceramic pots. My drawings are full of scribbles and smudges, which can be a form of spontaneous expression or a means to hide something that wasn't good enough.
When I am making pottery, the forms I create are soft and smooth, offering a sense of gentleness to the user. Some areas of my pots receive glaze, providing protection, while other spaces are left raw, exposed, and vulnerable.
My pots are intended for use. A space exists between people and pottery where quiet exchange can happen. Handmade pots hold nourishment for the spirit and body and, in return, are held close by those that own and use them.
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Emphasis in Painting/Drawing, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
2013 NCECA Biennial Exhibition, Houston Center for Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
March Featured Artist Exhibition, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC
Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artists, (invitational), 18 Hands Gallery,Houston, TX
Winterfest 2012 (invitational), Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland
Source Material, (invitational), Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC.
Cup: The Intimate Object Vll, (Invitational), Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL
The Clay Cup: Icon, Vessel, Canvas, Juror, Pete Pinnell, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
POTSKETCH 2012, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT
Breaking Ground, Concurrent NCECA Exhibition, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA
Cups and Coffee – Watershed International Juried Cup Show, Juror: Dylan Beck, Fuel Coffee, Seattle, WA
International Cup 2012, Jurors: Jayson Lawfer and Emily Schroeder, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT
The Clay Studio Of Missoula Holiday Exhibition, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT
19th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Juror: Mary Barringer, Market House Craft Center, Lancaster, PA
Dining In IV: An Artful Experience, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX
1998-2011 Retrospective Exhibition, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT
Starbrick Clay National Cup Show, Juror: Kristen Kieffer, Starbrick Gallery, Nelsonville, OH
POTSKETCH 2011, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT
National Juried Cup Exhibition, Juror: Julia Galloway, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE
Beyond the Brickyard, Juror: Paul Mathieu, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
ACGA Clay and Glass Juried Exhibition, Juror: Jo Lauria, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA
Annual Porcelain Cup Show, Juror: John W. Hopkins, H. Charles Gallery - Pottery West, Las Vegas, NV
Muddy's Wood-fire Classic, Juror: T Robert and Jon Pacini, The Myers Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
National Cup Show, Juror: Ayumi Horie, Barrett Clay Works, Poughkeepsie, NY (Awarded Best in Show )
“500Teapots Vol. 2” , by Lark Ceramics
“Whirlwind” , American Craft Magazine, by Julie K. Hanus, March 2013
“Emerging Artists 2012”, Ceramics Monthly, by Sherman Hall, May 2012
"Handmade", Mamalode, by Elke Govertsen, Spring 2012