10.04.2019 - 11.25.2019 Art Opening & Artist’s Reception: Friday, October 4, 5-8pm Art & Wine: Friday, November 1, 5-8pm
Michelle Williams is a Seattle-based ceramic artist. Working exclusively in wheel-thrown porcelain, she makes minimalist vessels, drawing inspiration from her prior experience as a curator of 20th century art and interior designer. Her work is often shown in groups, and can be read as built landscapes or anthropomorphic ceramic communities. Despite the visual simplicity of her work, her process is intricate and quite labor intensive, employing multiple rounds of firing, sanding, and smoothing to achieve a finished surface that invites touch and physical engagement.
Michelle’s work has been shown throughout the Pacific Northwest, and she has been recognized by Ceramic Review as an emerging artist to watch. She received her B.A. in Fine Art from Claremont McKenna College and her M.A. in Art History from the University of Southern California. Before becoming a full-time ceramist she worked at The Broad Art Foundation and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).