In accordance with city guidelines, The Clay Studio is resuming fall term classes on January 16, and our winter term begins February 8. Check for general updates here. Meanwhile, explore our virtual classes, talks, and events, and help support our teachers and artists.

DATE NIGHTS are currently on hold due to the pandemic. You are welcome to purchase Gift Certificates for future workshops (Date Nights will be back!)

Carole Epp

It's simple really, I like to make things that make people smile. I want to be a maker of objects that through their imagery, evoke nostalgia, innocence and love. Perhaps sometimes a greater narrative or story is lurking in the images sometimes not. Within the whirlwind of a busy life with two young children, my functional ceramics have evolved towards contemporary narrative representations and whimsy. From books and their elaborate illustrative art, to my children’s drawings and imaginations I find inspiration all around me. The reward of this work for me is that young and old find happiness though the work and its engagement with nostalgia, familiar imagery, and an ability to perhaps see themselves represented in the handmade objects that they use. Beyond the simplicity of the work is lurking a desire to create sustainable objects in a world hell bent on disposability and consumerism. I hope to redefine for an audience how they engage with everyday objects and I wish to contribute to a dialogue of how even functional work can be political and socially minded.



Lion Ornament

$25.00



Girl and Bird Ornament

$25.00



Space Unikitty Ornament



Small sips for 2



Lion Ornament

$25.00



Girl and Bird Ornament

$25.00



Space Unikitty Ornament



Small sips for 2


  

Lion Ornament

$25.00



Girl and Bird Ornament

$25.00



Space Unikitty Ornament



Small sips for 2



Lion Ornament

$25.00



Girl and Bird Ornament

$25.00



Space Unikitty Ornament



Small sips for 2