About The Artist
Cassandra Scanlon • Bolingbrook, IL
Ceramics • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
I am an artist and designer currently based in Chicago, Illinois. As a graduate student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago I developed my practice to research and explore materials and processes utilized in both traditional and contemporary ceramics and textiles, to create functional decorative wares and hybrid art objects. Currently in my ceramics practice, I have been exploring Neriage to create pieces inspired by the natural ephemeral colors and textures found in landscapes.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
For my Neriage and Nerikomi pieces, I usually work with base clay (white or tan) and collect and stain scraps of those clay bodies to wedge (incorporate) into the white either on the wheel in the throwing process or in slab form. I also create larger and more complex forms in Rhino and have them 3D printed to make plaster molds for slipcasting vessels (see vista vases, and Fluxuations). My slip cast work is usually made at home and fired at the community studio I rent shelf space in.