Photograph by Rick Singer

I’m interested in the play between mass and emptiness, the edges of things, the seam between soft and hard, between what I can see and what I can only sense.

Professional ceramic artist and educator for 25 years, currently teaching ceramics at Spokane Falls Community College Art Department.

BFA from Montana State University

MFA from Washington State University

Resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT. 2006

Artist residency Experimental Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China 2008

Widely exhibited in the NW region, recent shows at Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Lorinda Knight Gallery, Jundt Museum, Art Spirit Gallery and Archie Bray Foundation.

Ceramic sculpture based on the transformation and transcendence of ordinary objects Oxidation and soda fire stoneware and earthenware

Clay has held my attention, held my hopes, held my coffee and made me hold my breath like nothing else has.

Mardis Nenno