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Ithaca, NY 

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 “This project is made possible, in part, with the funding from The Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.”   

Finger Lakes Pottery Tour, Pottery, Ceramics, Clay, Art, Finger Lakes, Ithaca, Ithaca Clay School
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Finger Lakes Pottery Tour, Pottery, Ceramics, Clay, Art, Finger Lakes, Ithaca, Hannah Graeper Pottery

 

     I began my ceramic training in 2003 in Ithaca, NY where I took classes from and apprenticed with several wonderful potters. In 2008, I received a Bachelor of Arts and Science from Binghamton University, majoring in Urban Planning. While studying at Binghamton, I continued to learn about pottery while taking lessons at the student Pottery and Craft Studio. Upon graduating, I moved to Robbinsville, NC where I worked for three years as a studio assistant at Yellow Branch Pottery. My time in North Carolina was particularly enlightening for it provided me with the opportunity to make pottery full time as well as to test my dedication to the art form. In 2013, I returned to New York State and set up my own studio in Trumansburg, NY

 

   My body of work reflects the many influences I have had over the years of my training. The result is a line of functional artworks that are intended for daily use in the kitchen and home. My work is primarily wheel thrown with stoneware clay and the forms are spare and traditional.  What gives it its distinctive look is the glaze technique I employ, called glaze trailing. When using this technique, I dip half of each piece in glaze, leaving the other half raw and unglazed. I then draw, or trail, fine patterns with glaze all over the bare portion of the piece. The result is a textured, patterned surface that, although drawn with glaze, is very stable and precise. I use an electric kiln to fire all my work.

 

     

Finger Lakes Pottery Tour, Pottery, Ceramics, Clay, Art, Finger Lakes, Ithaca, Hannah Graeper Pottery
Finger Lakes Pottery Tour, Pottery, Ceramics, Clay, Art, Finger Lakes, Ithaca, Hannah Graeper Pottery