Brenda Quinn

Biography

I attended Tyler School of Art, Temple University, where I received a BFA (2000) and received my MFA in from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2003). I currently live, work, and teach in New York. I maintain a studio in my home where I live with my husband, and two daughters. My interest in ceramics started during my sophomore year of college, however my fondness for functional and domestic objects goes back to my childhood.

 

 

Artist Statement

The things I observe while I obsessively garden, growing as much food as I can and making it look good while it grows, inspire me. I find the varying juxtapositions of forms and patterns in nature compelling and aim to capture that duality in my work. I work with porcelain, combining hand-building and wheel-throwing to create objects that strike a balance between utility and aesthetics. My pots are functional and intended to be used. Each pot is unique, and I am constantly exploring new forms and glazes.