About The Artist
Grant Akiyama • Tulsa, OK
I approach my work to highlight an awe for nature’s patterns, dissonance, and insights. I have cultivated a strong inquiry towards biology and minerology as a means of connecting myself to the world. I assumed the more I studied history and experienced nature, then I would possess a stronger bond to the macrocosm I inhabit. I currently illustrate this deference for natural forms through studies of fantastic geologic designs.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
I primarily use single source clay bodies that I modify for midfire ceramics. I add a variety of aggregates, such as coconut coir, perlite, vermiculite, and calcined bentonite, to achieve specific surface qualities. I work through various studio practices, often oscillating between wheel thrown and handbuilding techniques.