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Artist: Samantha Momeyer


Samantha MomeyerSamantha Momeyer, MONTANA 
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In order to endure the constant visual bombardment of the information age, I find it necessary to call on empty spaces in nature to find stillness and silence to reflect and regenerate. I am enraptured by the vast and quiet landscape of the great northwest and its ability to possess the beholder so thoroughly that the anxious husk of daily life is peeled away and only wonder remains. I aim to recreate the meditative moments as functional objects, the surface of a pot acts as a small, personal landscape, to be explored by sight and touch, offering up a tiny place to ruminate and ponder amid the clamor of modern life. My glaze palette is influenced by the rich colors of Alaska; from the low-angled, honey-laden light that casts the mountains into pink and purple alpenglow to the aquamarine glint of glacial ice. Crackle slip resembles rocks and parched earth while crystals formed during the firing speckle the surface like lichen. The uneven peaks of a pinched seam capture the memory of still-malleable clay. It is through a combination of color, texture, and form that I hope to make a landscape that is a refuge for the viewer during the rhythm of daily use.

Education
2018 University of Alaska Anchorage | Anchorage, AK
Post Baccalaureate
2013 California University of Pennsylvania | California, PA
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concentration in Ceramics
Bachelor of Science in Education, Art K-12 Certification
Summa Cum Laude


Residencies
2015 Baltimore Clayworks | Baltimore, MD
Pozefsky Fellowship Artist
2014 Touchstone Center for Crafts | Farmington, PA
Fall Artist in Residence


Related Experience
2018 Woodfire Assistant, Tara Wilson’s Studio | Helena, MT
2014-2015 Studio Technician, Touchstone Center for Crafts | Farmington, PA
Assisted workshop artists including Martha Grover, Akira Satake, Gay Smith,
Steven Hill, Michael Connelly, Daniel Kuhn, and Yoko Sekino-Bove
2014-2015 Apprentice, Ton Pottery | Pittsburgh, PA
2014-2015 Standard Ceramics Employee | Pittsburgh, PA
2013 Production Pottery, PA Mug Company | Washington, PA


Exhibitions
2019 Collaborative Companions, NCECA Concurrent Exhibition | Minneapolis, MN
2019 Emerging Ceramist Exhibition, Cultural Confluence Woodfire Symposium |
Helena, MT
2018 Salt & Seam, Becky Gallery, Solo Exhibition | Anchorage, AK
2018 Clay in the Keystone Invitational, Brockway Center for Arts | Brockway, PA
2018 SIP: A Ceramic Cup Show, Savannah Clay Community | Savannah, GA Juror: Ben Carter
2018 Claybody Ceramic Invitational, Hugh McPeck Gallery | Anchorage, AK
2017 Of Gods and Beasts, Becky Gallery | Anchorage, AK
2017 Claybody Ceramic Invitational, Hugh McPeck Gallery | Anchorage, AK
2016 Natural Delineations, Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Solo Exhibition | Baltimore, MD
2016 Last Call, Companion Gallery | Humboldt, TN Juror: Matt Schiemann
2015 Emerging Visions, York Arts Gallery | York, PA
Artist of Distinction Award
2014 Three Rivers Arts Festival | Pittsburgh, PA
Emerging Artist Award
2014 Daily Ritual: A Ceramic Cup Show, Saxonburg Area Artists Co-Op | Saxonburg, PA


Gallery Representation
Companion Gallery | Humboldt, TN
Ton Pottery | Pittsburgh, PA
Workshops
2019 Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID


Press
The Potters Cast guest January 2019


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