Another day and another batch of lovely pots, this time the fantastic work of Shana Salaff - enjoy!
My work runs the gamut between traditional or historically significant forms and inspirations and a more postmodern pastiche of style, colors, and decorative patterns. I see the items that I make as being useful “jewels” - shiny, small in stature, and made with as much care as possible. I love beauty and elegance as much as quirkiness and playfulness, and my vessels seek to allow the user to share my passions. Decoration versus content, beauty versus pragmatism; these are the dialectics that inform my work.
I recently received my MFA from California State University, Fullerton, where I taught Ceramics and Three-dimensional Design as a graduate assistant teacher. Originally from Toronto, I received a diploma from the School of Craft and Design at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, in 1995. I received a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1998. I have also worked as a studio potter for 7 years, running Wareshana Pottery in Halifax. I am currently doing a residency at Art 342 in Fort Collins, Colorado.