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MYRIAM DUCHESNE

I am a ceramic artist living in Vancouver B.C.I grew up in Kootenays digging clay out of the lake but it wasnt until I attended Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where I received my BFA in visual arts, that I fell in love with making things out of clay.

 

Since then I have spent a significant amount of my time teaching and creating with children of all ages which has reinforced the importance of play and intuition  as part of my creative process.

Currently much of my focus has been on functional pieces; objects designed for interaction and integration into our spaces and daily routines.  I often use these objects to reflect the textures and materialty of my environment and as a way to introduce natural elements and details into indoor spaces. Touch has always been a grounding force for me and the tactile properties of clay have kept me passionate about the process of making ceramic pieces. Touch also acts as a defining component in the design decisions included in my work.
Ultimately I strive to make work that wants to be held.

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