Alexandra FitzGerald
Design & Pottery
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About

 

It all started when...

I began learning about pottery and design during undergrad at Plattsburgh State University of New York.  After receiving my BFA Degree in drawing with complements in graphic design and ceramics, I took a 2 year hiatus from pottery to focus on design.  I couldn't stay away for long, though, and restarted my education in clay at the Clay Art Center in Portchester, NY.  In 2016 I made the decision to pursue an apprenticeship in Washington state where I worked for 6 months.  I have since returned home and now work at the Clay Art Center as the Community Arts Apprentice & a member artist, as well as in White Plains, NY as a production designer for the Casamigos Tequila Company.

 

About the pots...

Nostalgia and self reflection have been themes in my art for a long time. I've always loved story telling and the drama that can be cultivated through word and image. The ability to transport yourself to a completely different state by just utilizing those two things is magic in and of itself. It is my hope that the memories I illustrate bring new focus and perspective to those that use my pots during the things they do everyday. Using something handcrafted, like a mug or bowl, creates an entirely new experience around objects that have been a part of our daily rituals since birth.  Drinking, eating, decorating our dwellings, I want my pieces to disrupt the non-stop buzzing of our brains and give a moment, however brief, of surprise and quiet.  It is in these moments that we are truly at piece and in harmony with the world around us instead of fighting against it at every turn.

Reinvent Your Daily Rituals

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