Collection: Andrew Gilliatt - Featured Artist

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Andrew Gilliatt grew up in Virginia Beach, VA. 

He earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Virginia Tech in 2003 and an MFA in Ceramics from Louisiana State University in 2011. He has been a Resident Artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT, Red Lodge Clay Center, and Red Star Studios in Kansas City, MO.

His work is exhibited in galleries and museums nationwide and has been showcased in American Craft, Ceramics Monthly, and Pottery Making Illustrated.

Andrew is currently an assistant professor of teaching at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. You can see more of his work at www.andrewgilliatt.com.

Artist Statement:

I design and fabricate objects for domestic use.

Through color, imagery, and form, I hope to create pots that are expressive and inviting.

Making work is a way for me to reflect on the people, places, and experiences, here and gone, that I know, love, and carry with me. Every piece gives me the opportunity to reconnect with those experiences and emotions past and shared. Through this dialogue I hope to share something of myself with you, a smile perhaps; and in doing so, I might make pots that become a part of your home.

With this most recent iteration of work I’ve been re-exploring atmospheric firings, specifically wood and salt fired kilns. Like many, this was my initial introduction to the craft and has always served as bedrock in my curiosity and fascination pushing forward through material exploration and expression.

Having spent the better part of my adult life moving and traveling from place to place I often feel a sense of displacement. Turning towards the landscape for solace, I find comfort in shared topographies of nature - wildlife, trees, crops. 

Through these pots I hope to achieve a sense of the universal; of past, present, and belonging.

Find Andrew's Artaxis page at: https://artaxis.org/andrew-gilliatt/

or Andrew's website: www.andrewgilliatt.com

and Andrew's instagram: @andrewgilliatt

** Andrew Gilliatt's Artaxis Shop has ended. You can find more work available for sale by visiting the other Featured Artist collections HERE


 

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