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http://ralphnuara.com

As a studio potter I am continually exploring the relationships between function, form, and surface to keep my pieces fresh and my time in my studio challenging. I hope each piece will reveal something curious about itself with every use and add pause to our often routine lives. I draw inspiration from a variety of sources: my education in textile design, and my love of traditional Korean and Japanese folk pottery and textiles, and American Abstract Expressionist painting. I make each piece with the intention that it be used regularly and strongly feel that a broken pot has fulfilled its role better than one which has never been used.

I began making pottery while attending Rhode Island School of Design where I received a BFA in Textiles in 2004. I continued my pottery practice while working in New York, NY as a…

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  • Male
  • Born on June 22
  • Joined April 3, 2008

Favorite materials

stoneware, shino

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handmade functional pottery

About

http://ralphnuara.com

As a studio potter I am continually exploring the relationships between function, form, and surface to keep my pieces fresh and my time in my studio challenging. I hope each piece will reveal something curious about itself with every use and add pause to our often routine lives. I draw inspiration from a variety of sources: my education in textile design, and my love of traditional Korean and Japanese folk pottery and textiles, and American Abstract Expressionist painting. I make each piece with the intention that it be used regularly and strongly feel that a broken pot has fulfilled its role better than one which has never been used.

I began making pottery while attending Rhode Island School of Design where I received a BFA in Textiles in 2004. I continued my pottery practice while working in New York, NY as a designer and buyer in the home furnishings industry. Born in Brooklyn, NY, I currently reside in Minneapolis, MN. I have moved about studying, working, and making art in IL, MA, ME, MN, NY, and RI.

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