By erin dear
Erin Dear is from Hershey Pennsylvania. She is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in fine art and will be graduating in the spring of 2020. Her concentration for her major is in ceramics. Her free time is spent working in the studio, wheel throwing, firing kilns and glazing. When she is not working on her craft, she is watching documentaries, drawing, spending time with family and friends, hiking and taking photographs. Her series of platters evolved from platters she has been working on for 6 months. The forms have been changed to better suit glaze detailing and visual appearance of the form. For inspiration Erin looks at Japanese ceramics and ceramics artists like Warren Mackenzie and Irene Lawson. Erin has been wheel throwing for four years and plans to attend graduate school. The patterns are sketched out on paper first using a method called automatic drawing. The platters combined Erin’s love of both drawing and ceramics.