Bri Larson Art
About The Artist
Bri Larson •
Ceramics • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
I earned my BFA from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, majoring in ceramics and minoring in painting. In 2018 I was an artist in residence for two years at The Steel Yard in Providence, RI. My studio is located at the Nicholson File Artist Community, still in Providence. I focus on functional pottery, creating work meant to be used every day. My work invites people to build connections and celebrate the objects and themes that reflect the things they love. I use a combination of plain white clay, colorfully stained clay and repeated imagery to create this body of work. Porcelain is the perfect medium for combining bright colors, surface decoration and my inlay technique. I merge my passion for drawings and making pots by throwing each pot and hand drawing every design into the surface of the clay. Through the use of repeated imagery, I create unique patterns that dance over the surface of the clay, coming together and forming a design that celebrates the motif.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
My work starts as an unformed lump of porcelain. It is thrown on an electric wheel, trimmed, and embellished with porcelain colored with mason stains. After the pot is formed, I meticulously draw each design by hand using a knife into the surface of the clay. Once the pot has dried completely and before it has been fired, I inlay black underglaze into the drawings, and when wiped away reveals the drawings. The pot is then hand painted with underglazes and then fired with clear glaze. After all of the firings, each pot is sanded super smooth on the bottom, so it is soft to the touch and easy on any surface.