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ARTIST STATEMENT

Ansel Beck's aim is to create functional art with a recognizable style. Through a consistent process of throwing and altering the form each piece has its own unique characteristics. Creating surface texture using slip and a combination of brushing, pouring, and spraying glazes each piece comes out of the kiln with subtle differences yet still obtaining the same style.

There is a conscious process of creating texture for the hand and the eye to appreciate. Creating ceramics inspired by English, Japanese, and American pottery. Ansel's goal is to create work that is both tactile and visually interesting. Making work that is meant for daily use.

Originally from the midwest born in Columbus Ohio. He now lives in the the pacific north west in Arcata California.   Ansel is inspired by the colors of the sunsets, the ocean and the redwood forest. 

SHOW HISTORY

  • Columbus, OH, Winter Fair: 2009, 2010 
  • Cincinnati, OH, Winter Fair: 2009, 2010 
  • Cleveland, OH, Craft fair at Hathaway Brown: 2010,2011 
  • Columbus, OH, Studio Clearance Sale: 2010,2011
  • Las Vegas, NV. A.C.R.E. Whole sale crafts show: 2014
  • Washington D.C., MD American Made formerly known as Buyer's Market: 2015
  • Las Vegas, NV, A.C.R.E. Whole sale crafts show: 2015
  • Dallas, TX, American Made show at Dallas Market Center: 2015 

STOCKISTS

  • Coffee Break- Arcata CA
  • Natural Selection- Arcata, CA
  • Redwood Art Association, Eureka CA
  • Pottery Road Studio & Gallery, Seagrove NC
  • Ocean Annie's Craft Gallery, Powells Point NC
  • The Barrington Garage, Bel Air MD
  • Brooke Pottery, Lakeland FL
  • Earth Arts, Ellicottville NY
  • The West Wind, Grass Valley CA
  • Cloudcroft Gallery, Cloudcroft NM
  • Avantgarden, Auburn CA
  • Copperwood Artware,Orange CA
  • The Cook Store, Birmingham AL
  • Pottery Plus, Orange CT
  • Craftsman House, St. Petersburg FL
  • Sun Flower Center, Ocracoke NC
  • Uncommon Goods, Brooklyn NY
  • Hillyer House, Ocean Springs MS
  • Lillies LLC, Cedarburg WI
  • Dove Tails, Galesburg IL
  • Blue Moon Artisans, Guilford CT
  • Craft Co. 6, Rochester NY
  • Pura Vida Gallery, Ashville NC
  • Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson MN
  • Figge Art Museum Store, Davenport IA
  • Maple Street Gallery, Hartville OH
  • J&S Romero St. Gallery, Albuquerque NM
  • Megs Swimwear, Virginia Bech VA
  • DJ Graphics, Kaufman TX
  • The Alexander Gallery, Nevada City CA
  • Berlin Creek & Blue River Gallery, Berlin OH

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Bachelors of Fine Art in ceramics from Columbus College of Art and Design.
  • Graduated in 2008. Studying under professors Bill Hunt, Curt Benzle, and Kaname Takada