Abbey Kuhe Ceramics
About The Artist
abbey kuhe • Vineyard haven, MA
Ceramics • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
I am a sgraffito artist memorializing the human and non-human lived and imagined experiences of the Anthropocene era. I attempt to carve narratives that inspire new and ancient remembering, that spark our biophilic enchantment, that remind us of our pleasure, magic, and connection to everything that ever was. Midfire porcelaneous clay and white earthenware are my canvases. I hand build, throw, and slip cast forms, cover them in engobes, and then go for it.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
I hand build, throw, slip cast or mold clay into forms. Then I cover with color - engobes, underglaze or slip. When the piece is leather hard, I carve. Sometimes I come to a piece with a plan - pouring over insect morphologies, essays on companion species, or queer analysis of a mythological archetype. Often the images will emerge in process - the form telling me what to put on it.