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I'm Jon Torres, a ceramic designer and art instructor located in the Hudson Valley in New York. I recently graduated with a degree in Art Education with a Concentration in Ceramics. After graduating, I took on a pair of teaching jobs, instructing kids' ceramics classes at two local clay studios. After two years though, I realized that I had grown apart from the medium -- constantly teaching clay skills and techniques, but no longer enjoying the best part being an artist: making your own stuff! That needed to change. So in 2012, I put some money aside, bought a few boxes of clay, and with a little inspiration, Lacework Ceramics came to be.

I have a great appreciation for ornate design and thoughtful detail in artwork which I use to inspire my own work. Much of the work that can be found…

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  • Joined September 5, 2012

About

Thanks for visiting my Etsy page!

I'm Jon Torres, a ceramic designer and art instructor located in the Hudson Valley in New York. I recently graduated with a degree in Art Education with a Concentration in Ceramics. After graduating, I took on a pair of teaching jobs, instructing kids' ceramics classes at two local clay studios. After two years though, I realized that I had grown apart from the medium -- constantly teaching clay skills and techniques, but no longer enjoying the best part being an artist: making your own stuff! That needed to change. So in 2012, I put some money aside, bought a few boxes of clay, and with a little inspiration, Lacework Ceramics came to be.

I have a great appreciation for ornate design and thoughtful detail in artwork which I use to inspire my own work. Much of the work that can be found here borrows from delicate textile patterning which I will often impress in porcelain to gain both an interesting aesthetic and texture. And it's not just the manipulation of clay that I find important, but glaze application is in itself an art form equally as significant. My goal is to create, from start to finish, well-considered and well-crafted work with a depth that can be forever appreciated.

Currently, I continue to teach at two wonderful clay studios in New York. By building my own foundation in the art world, I hope to inspire students to explore their creativity and to show that with some good ideas and hard work, they can use art to accomplish anything.



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