Clay pot with matching saucer made by Addis, a local artist.
Find more about them below.
I’m a black queer clay artist and teacher based in South Minneapolis, I’ve been working with clay for the past 3 years after getting into the art form in college. Working with clay for me is a healing and mediative process that grounds me in patience and growth. My art is currently focused on experimentation, texture, and form.
As a black queer artist navigating a predominately white art space, it’s difficult to access necessary supplies, tools, and resources to explore clay work. To address that I’ve formed a series of Black Trans/Queer centered classes called ‘Carving Space’ as a way to begin bridging that gap. In the future, I hope to be able to have my own studio centered around providing access to art as a way to support healing, creativity, and community through clay.