ceramic studio and gallery






 








August 7- October 31
Presenting works by seven ceramic artists who investigate their varied historicities through intimate tactility and a deep-seated ‘consciousness’, rather than explicit or rhetorical ‘commentary’.
Co-curated by Doug Jeck and Laura Brodax.

Adrian Gomez
Robin Green
S. Lantz
Gustavo Martinez
re/on Nguyen
Sonja Peterson
Juliana Wisdom









Juliana Wisdom

Juliana Wisdom is an artist based in Los Angeles. She received her BFA from the University of Washington and MFA from Tyler School of Art and Architecture. In her professional and personal practices she balances the roles of artist, fabricator, and researcher. She has presented on historical and contemporary issues in the decorative arts at institutions and academic conferences and shown artwork across the United States.






Sonja Peterson




Sonja Peterson received her MFA in printmaking from the University of Washington in 1997. It was a running joke that the printmaking graduate students never made prints. Sonja was no exception. She started with some Lithography and then started painting and drawing, paper making, mixed media and ceramics. There were interesting things going on down the hill at the Ceramics Metal Arts. Sonja and her studio mate in Printmaking, Sam Scherer, would go down the hill to see the art. They both met their future husbands and got to meet the great faculty Akio Takamori, Patti Warashina, Doug Jeck and Jamie Walker.

Sonja’s work has been featured at the Kirkland Art Center, Washington State University, and SOIL gallery. Her most memorable shows were “Dancing with Dummies” at the Hard L Gallery and “Bedtime Stories” at the Calypte Gallery where she paired up with her friend Eve Cohen. The two created a menagerie of deviant dolls and had women wearing human sized mutant doll outfits . She continues to move through different artist mediums to satisfy her curiosity and keep it fun.






re/on Nguyen

re/on Nguyen (b. 1998) was born in Orange, California, to Nguyễn Hùng and Nguyễn Thị Tịnh-Trang. Hùng emigrated from Vietnam to England in 1978 and from England to the United States in 1980. Tịnh-Trang immigrated to the United States from Vietnam in 1975. re/on is the youngest of four and is the only child in the family without a Vietnamese name on their birth certificate. re/on currently lives, works, and marvels in Seattle, WA.






Gustavo Martinez





Gustavo Martinez was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from San Jose State University with a minor in Mexican American Studies. He achieved a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington in 2011 and was awarded the Parnassus Teaching with Excellence award.

Martinez is passionate about connecting with communities through ceramics and indigenous traditions. He practices being one with nature by honoring his cultural heritage through traditional indigenous ceremonies with the Hueco Tanks All Nations Sundance community in El Paso, Tx. Working as a production consultant at a ceramic water filter factory in Guatemala, reminded Gustavo of the importance of caring for water. Martinez traveled to the Usambara Mountains of Tanzania with La Paz International Foundation to build a ceramic kiln in a woman’s pottery village. That same year he experienced the amazing journey of summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro. These experiences have heavily influenced Gustavo’s

sculptures and world outlook. Martinez teaches ceramics at higher education institutions in the greater Seattle area, and is a part of the summer faculty at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Sitka, Alaska where he teaches ceramics to middle and high school students. Gustavo Martinez currently resides between El Paso, TX, Tacoma, WA, and San Jose, CA.






S. Lantz

S. Lantz is a visual artist currently working in ceramics and with wearable objects. They were born and raised in western Washington and received their BA in Ceramics, Glass, and Sculpture from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2020. S. Lantz has shown their work both internationally and on the East and West coasts of the United States. They are living and working in Maine at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts.





Robin Green


Robin Green is a mostly self-taught artist who lives and works in Seattle. She uses clay, pigment, silk and pieces of plants to explore the uneasy mystery of how humans live with other creatures on our planet.  She had shown work in solo exhibitions at i.e. Gallery (Edison, WA), Flatland Gallery (Houston, Texas), Project Diana at The Alice (Seattle), Amazon (Seattle) and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Seattle). Her work has been included in many group shows in New York, Oregon and Washington. She is the recipient of grants from the City of Seattle and the Allied Arts Foundation, and residencies at Jentel and the University of Washington in Costa Rica. Her work is in collections at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and King County Portable Works. She earned a PhD in Botany, and has studied plants in natural populations in Panama, Washington and Oregon.





Adrian Gomez



Adrian Gomez is a ceramic artist born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He examines the intricacies of being a first-generation American by analyzing personal history and identity. Gomez addresses the specific cycles of labor experienced by the Latinx community, and the personal ordeals that his parents and grandparents have encountered. He works to emulate specific cultural items in clay to pay homage to food, clothing, and significant objects. Adrian Gomez first encountered clay at Shoreline Community College, where he took a ceramic course to fulfill an art elective. Soon after he chose to pursue a career in ceramics and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Washington in the 3D4M program. The following year he received an opportunity to attend Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia as a post-baccalaureate.






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