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Artist: Kellsey Ronaghan


Kellsey Ronaghan
Kellsey Ronaghan, CANADA
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In my work, I am attempting to help people reconnect with everyday functional objects that are often overlooked and over-consumed. Mass-produced utilitarian objects are typically underwhelming in terms of design and service. By designing and making objects with consideration of function and purpose, I hope to encourage people to think more critically about the functional objects they consume, and how they impact our lives. In contrast to the pace of the modern world, my studio practice is slow and thoughtful, which is evident in the craftsmanship, design, and purpose of the pots. I work in small batches to encourage thought, play, and experimentation. My pots are hand-built using a combination of slabs and coils, which leaves their surfaces dimpled by my fingertips. A hand-carved pattern wraps the exterior and colour is added to accentuate form and texture. The combination of dimply softness and colour elicits interaction and investigation. The marks made during production invite the user to explore the process of how the objects were made, which hopefully allows the user to engage with the pots differently.

E D U C A T I O N
2016
BFA, Ceramics, with Distinction - Alberta College of Art &
Design (ACAD), Calgary, Alberta
2012
Diploma of Business Administration, Management - SAIT
Polytechnic, Calgary, Alberta

G R O U P E X H I B I T I O N S
2016
relax, up., Ivan Gallery, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta
NASAD Show, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta
It's Time to Think Small: EPKase Student Display, ACAD,Calgary, Alberta
Fibre Fortnight, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta
Between Us and All Harm: Ceramics Department Group Exhibition, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta

B O A R D W O R K
I N V I T A T I O N A L S H O W S
2019
Yunomi Invitational 2019, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Bonspiel. Canadians and their Love of Winter and
Winter Sport, Hennepin Made, Minneapolis, MN
2017
The Crafted Dish; A Canadian Clay Cookbook, in
partnership with National Clay Week

P U B L I C A T I O N S
2016 - 2019
Alberta Potters Association


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