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Artist: Tilla Rodemann


Artist: Tilla Rodemann
Tilla Rodemann, MASSACHUSETTS
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What drew me into ceramics in the first place was the intention to make functional pots.
Pots for every day use. Functionality is my first focus. My work is wheel thrown porcelain, which is demanding in the process, and very rewarding with its brilliance and durability in the end.

I like to keep shapes simple. But decoration is no less important to me than form. I draw on my pots after bisque firing. I draw on pots almost like I would on paper. The fire leaves a final mark on the drawing, that is not entirely predictable. My vocabulary includes repetitive pattern, animals and domestic objects.

My shapes, designs and images are contemporary, but draw from a long tradition of painted functional pots. Some influences I brought with me from my native Germany, where I grew up in Meissen and Dresden, an area with a very rich history of ceramic manufacturing.

 

Education
2007–2012 Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA,
Graphic Design Certificate program

2005–2008 informal education in ceramics at Mudflat Pottery School, Somerville, MA
1989–1993 Angewandte Kunst Schneeberg
(Department of Applied Arts at West Saxon University of
Applied Sciences, Zwickau, Germany)
major: Textile Art

Exhibitions
2019 13th Annual Yunomi Invitational, Clay Akar, Iowa City, IA
2018 Twin Cups National, MWSU Clay Guild, Saint Joseph, MO
The State of Clay, LACS, Lexington, MA
12th Annual Yunomi Invitational, Clay Akar, Iowa City, IA
Cup: The Intimate Object XIV, C. Cummings Gallery, Gainsville, FL
2017 11th Annual Yunomi Invitational, Clay Akar, Iowa City, IA
Mudflat Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Cup: The Intimate Object XIII, C. Cummings Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
2016 Cup: The Intimate Object XII, C. Cummings Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
2015 Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Cup: The Intimate Object XI, C. Cummings Gallery, Gainsville, FL
Mudflat Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2014 Our Cups Runneth Over, SAC, Boston, MA
State of Clay, LACS, Lexington, MA
The Art of the Bicycle, Studio 550, Manchester, NH
2012 Town Hall Walls, Brookline, MA
2011 Double Feature, BATV, Brookline, MA
2009 Mudflat Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Work in Galleries:
Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainsville, FL
Mudflat Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
Lacoste/Keane Gallery, Concord, MA

 


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