About The Artist
Valerie Bunnell • Florence, MA
Mixed Media • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
After several apprenticeships with potters, I earned my BFA in ceramics from UMass and my MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since then I have been a studio artist doing gallery shows and fine craft fairs. Presently I live in MA and work at home. I enjoy horseback riding, hiking, biking and antiquing.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
I hand build my work using clay techniques. I employ found and fabricated objects that I hunt for in the real world. I like to texture and stain, then rub my surfaces to create richness. I employ movement with springs and balancing pieces on points. Wire and filler creates connections in the work and a patina of age and the make-believe is encouraged.