artist statement

I produce ceramic ware, driven by a need for more handmade functional art. We are at a point in time where the items that we use everyday have lost the connection between the maker and the user. A cup is an object chosen out of instinct, repetition, and function. You bring this cup to your lips, cradle it in your hands and even hold it to your body. This cup should reflect the intimacy it holds as an object and piece of art.

I try to create work that is subtle and clean yet still makes the user aware of the fact that this object that they are using was made by the hands of another. I leave tactile marks made by my hands to create moments of connection for the user to myself (the maker). Hand drawn illustrations, or words that bring comfort to myself, decorate the surface of my work. In this display of vulnerability, I hope to bring a form of comfort to the person using the piece — that within the moments they may have with this object they know that “EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY”.

contact

for any questions or inquiries email: contact@danielestewart.com

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