Meet the Artist
About This Artist
Ian Buchbinder seeks to create lighthearted, joyful ceramics that are sturdy enough to be a part of your daily routine. He finds endless fascination in process and repetition and enjoys discovering subtle ways to refine his craft. The "Astronaut Animal" and "Fossil" lines are part of his enduring mission to explore the meeting place between his illustrations and his pottery.
Q&A With This Artist
A: I buy my clay and glazes through a series of large and small distributers in New England. Each piece is hand formed or thrown on the potters wheel before being fired, hand painted, and fired again.
A: I love the transformation that clay undergoes from fluid and malleable to sturdy and immutable. It affords potters and sculptors a great opportunity to capture and preserve some essence of the fluidity of clay in its final form. Clay also has the benefit of being a superb canvas for my illustrations!
A: The community of artists, makers, and friends that I find myself a part of. It has been a massive source of comfort, inspiration, and joy knowing that we're all out here doing the best we can with what we have.
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