epp

Artist in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

epp

Artist in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Hello, I'm a Canadian ceramic artist living and working in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. I received my Masters Degree in Ceramics from the Australian National University in 2005 and have maintained a full time studio practice since. My ceramics branch off into two distinct bodies of work wherein I produces lines of sculptural and functional objects.

My line of functional work explores narrative and whimsy. Inspired by the chaos, the noise, the blur, the wonder, and the creativity of life with two small boys at home. I started making dishes for my first son as an aside to the functional pottery I was already making and now years later it plays a huge part of my studio practice. The dishes illustrate storybook images that can insight smiles and memories for young and old alike.

My sculptural work on the other hand stems from a to a desire to expose my own demons as well as to investigate the social and political dis-function of contemporary society, I create figurative sculpture that presents humanity through a subversion of our utopic projections of ourselves. My work pairs religious iconography with news headlines, pop culture with nostalgic kitsch, all through the subversion of the traditional genre of the collectible figurine.

My work has been exhibited throughout Canada; in Australia, Scotland and the United States. My artwork and writing has also been published in the past few years in magazine publications, websites and books. I'm the editor of MusingAboutMud.blogspot.com an online blog that showcases information, calls for entry, exhibitions and artist profiles related to the ceramic arts. I am also the co-founder of makeanddo.ca a Canadian Ceramics website and resource.