Chris Casey is an artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He earned a BFA from the University of New Mexico with a concentration on ceramics. Since graduating, he has worked out of his home studio and held various ceramic related jobs such as studio assistant, glaze production manager, and is currently the studio manager at a community college. His work, abstract and colorful, is rooted in his love of drawing. Employing colored underglazes and slips on porcelaneous clay bodies, he carves intricate designs into the surfaces of his pots.
Casey, states, "I've always been fascinated by the transformation of a lump of clay into a ceramic object. The essence of a piece can stay the same while almost every other aspect, its color, size, weight, etc. all change throughout the process. That unpredictable and ever-changing quality keeps the medium of ceramics fresh and exciting for me. I also rely heavily on intuition by making use of bright colors and improvised abstract designs. These elements have no concrete meaning in and of themselves but can nudge the mind in different directions. It's not my aim, nor do I think it's truly even possible, to dictate meaning. I see my role as an instigator. I want to breed within the viewer the question, "Why?"
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