Meredith Knight



Meredith Knight

About The Artist

Meredith Knight •
Ceramics • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS

The spatial composition references textile patterns. I grew up encircled by the comfort of homemade textiles and now surround others in similar ways. Those soft and fleeting moments are captured in ceramic form as a gesture to capture sensorial memories of warmth and belonging. I have always loved figuring out patterns and looking at beautiful crafts. For "Embrace", "Encircle", and "Ebb and Flow", I digitally create 2-dimensional designs that I transfer onto clay slabs. I preciously cut out the designs leaving an intricate matrix of clay. Working quickly and spontaneously I drape, wrap, push and pull the flat pieces of clay into three-dimensional forms. For "(Im)mutability", I digitally design and print 3-dimensional forms that use to create slip cast molds. All pieces are bisque fired and I add color usually in the form of underglaze, firing again at least once more.



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Tell us how your work is made.

I have always loved figuring out patterns and looking at beautiful crafts. For "Embrace", "Encircle", and "Ebb and Flow", I digitally create 2-dimensional designs that I transfer onto clay slabs. I preciously cut out the designs leaving an intricate matrix of clay. Working quickly and spontaneously I drape, wrap, push and pull the flat pieces of clay into three-dimensional forms. For "(Im)mutability", I digitally design and print 3-dimensional forms that use to create slip cast molds. All pieces are bisque fired and I add color usually in the form of underglaze, firing again at least once more.


What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

I love the balance, tension and contrast that I can achieve with clay both visually in the end result, as well as throughout my process. Clay allows my process to be extremely precise, meticulous and even tedious at times, and at other moments, spontaneous, quick and intuitive. Embracing both aspects displays a high level of craft while also creating life, implied movement and interest in the work. Clay is so malleable to a certain point and it is then frozen in time and made strong through firing and vitrification, which results in forms that can appear soft and fleeting while also having strength and longevity. Pushing the materials and embracing all aspects of the medium results in challenges and discoveries that make me passionate about being a ceramic artist.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

The reference to textiles, softness, and implied movement in ceramic form is unexpected. I push what I do with clay both physically and conceptually.