Allison Craver



Allison Craver

About The Artist

New Brighton, MN
Ceramics • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS

I make pots that quietly exist in domestic landscapes. I am guided by the principle that craftsmanship demonstrates care. Making is a way of connecting with the world. I find meaning knowing that my work exists in people's homes as a part of their daily routines, celebrations, and quiet moments. The ceramic process is very challenging, but comes with profound reward. It is a joy to share this pursuit with others. All of my one-of-a-kind pots are created in my home studio in Saint Paul, MN.



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Tell us how your work is made.

My pots are thrown on the wheel, cut, and reconstructed. I work carefully, paying attention to symmetry, rhythm, and touch. I practice restraint, acknowledging practicality and the control I will relinquish when each pot is put to use in the world. All of my one-of-a-kind pots are created in my home studio in Saint Paul, MN. They are made of stoneware clay, and fired to cone 6 in and electric kiln.


What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

I have been working with clay as an artist & educator for over 10 years. Clay is a demanding material. Working with it challenges me to remain mindful and caring. I find meaning knowing that my work exists in people's homes as a part of their daily routines, celebrations, and quiet moments.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

I harvest inspiration from domestic interiors, mending, and bodies. Home is a site of comfort and tactile experience: a warm mug of tea, the relief of the cool side of a pillow, the imprint of upholstery on skin. My references are distilled and transformed through material and labor; ideas are digested like nourishment.