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Professional Practices

Author/Artist Name

Shelby AdamsFollow



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Academic Level at Time of Creation


Date of Creation

Winter 12-3-2018

Artist Statement

Currently, I am focusing on the aesthetic nature of my artwork and how its appearance aids the use of it. My work tends to lean towards the more organic/imperfect side of crafting: whether it be in my ceramic work or metalsmithing, I enjoy the small variations in form that create a true sense of the handmade. I further this sense of hand-craftedness by exposing the materials themselves, such as leaving metal to patina over time or leaving the clay exposed while glazing. The strong sense of materiality within my work, along with their organic sense of form, creates very naturalistic objects that emphasizes the materials themselves. I’m interested in the minimalism that these choices can evoke and how these aesthetic leanings affect the functionality of each piece.


T. Michael Martin, John Utgaard, Jeanie Beaver


Ceramics and metalsmithing (nickel silver, brass, copper)

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Professional Practices



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