arthurhalvorsen

Arthur Halvorsen Ceramics

Boston, Massachusetts On Etsy since 2008

arthurhalvorsen

Arthur Halvorsen Ceramics

Boston, Massachusetts | 22 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to my shop!!

Follow me on Instagram @arthurhalvorsen

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www.arthurhalvorsenceramics.com

Feel free to poke around my shop.
All the pieces in my shop are handmade, by me.
And please feel free to send me a message with any questions, local pickups from my studio in Somerville MA can also be arranged.
Hope you have a great day!

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Artist Statement

Throughout my life I have always found myself attracted to things, people and places that are over the top. The lavish and the excess feed my creative soul, which I take and interpret the same attention to detail into my studio practice. My work evolves through creative repetition; making or drawing the same subject over time, Filling a blank piece of newsprint with the same flower but different, that’s where I find the joy in making.

A pop of color here, an action line there. The pleasure is in the process, I enjoy working in contradiction of the ordinary. Vivienne Westwood once said "I'm not trying to do something different, I'm trying to do the same thing but in a different way." This quote resonates with me. I'm not trying to reinvent platters, cups or cake stands. I’m make pieces infused with my own flavor and aesthetic, where I put my bold mark on the world. My pieces embody fun and joy. Nothing succeeds like excess and so I decorate over the top; layering patterns with images, colors and textures creating my own worlds.

I see my flowers and city things as people. Some I know, others are ambiguous to me but are part of the collective human condition, we all face. Like looking into a crowd of people full of personalities where you can see their feelings and emotions through the use of color and pattern. My drawings of flowers and objects are of people that I can say who they are. Some of my reaccuring cast of characters are some people I interact with daily, others I only see at holidays. recurring. I have come up with my own story as to what’s happening on the pot, the relationships, Who’s interacting or not with who. and what I see as the feelings and emotion. I invite the viewer to do the same and come up with their own story of what’s going on in my pieces. Every piece tells a story. When my story and a viewers story don’t quite meet up or take on different meanings to subject material, to me that’s even better!

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**ALL the pottery on this site is FOOD SAFE & LEAD FREE
**Can be used in the microwave and dishwasher. But for recommended longevity of the piece and due to the nature of handmade, hand washing is HIGHLY recommended.

Thanks,
~Arthur

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 8, 2020

Welcome to my shop!!

Follow me on Instagram @arthurhalvorsen

Facebook; Arthur Halvorsen Ceramics

www.arthurhalvorsenceramics.com

Feel free to poke around my shop.
All the pieces in my shop are handmade, by me.
And please feel free to send me a message with any questions, local pickups from my studio in Somerville MA can also be arranged.
Hope you have a great day!

*****************************************************************
Artist Statement

Throughout my life I have always found myself attracted to things, people and places that are over the top. The lavish and the excess feed my creative soul, which I take and interpret the same attention to detail into my studio practice. My work evolves through creative repetition; making or drawing the same subject over time, Filling a blank piece of newsprint with the same flower but different, that’s where I find the joy in making.

A pop of color here, an action line there. The pleasure is in the process, I enjoy working in contradiction of the ordinary. Vivienne Westwood once said "I'm not trying to do something different, I'm trying to do the same thing but in a different way." This quote resonates with me. I'm not trying to reinvent platters, cups or cake stands. I’m make pieces infused with my own flavor and aesthetic, where I put my bold mark on the world. My pieces embody fun and joy. Nothing succeeds like excess and so I decorate over the top; layering patterns with images, colors and textures creating my own worlds.

I see my flowers and city things as people. Some I know, others are ambiguous to me but are part of the collective human condition, we all face. Like looking into a crowd of people full of personalities where you can see their feelings and emotions through the use of color and pattern. My drawings of flowers and objects are of people that I can say who they are. Some of my reaccuring cast of characters are some people I interact with daily, others I only see at holidays. recurring. I have come up with my own story as to what’s happening on the pot, the relationships, Who’s interacting or not with who. and what I see as the feelings and emotion. I invite the viewer to do the same and come up with their own story of what’s going on in my pieces. Every piece tells a story. When my story and a viewers story don’t quite meet up or take on different meanings to subject material, to me that’s even better!

****************************************************************

**ALL the pottery on this site is FOOD SAFE & LEAD FREE
**Can be used in the microwave and dishwasher. But for recommended longevity of the piece and due to the nature of handmade, hand washing is HIGHLY recommended.

Thanks,
~Arthur

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About arthurhalvorsen

Sales 22
On Etsy since 2008

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  • Arthur Halvorsen

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    Arthur Halvorsen is a graduate of Maine College of Art where he received his BFA in ceramics. Arthur's work uses bright colors, textures and patterns on earthenware, drawing from pop art, coloring books and tattoos as source material.

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Last updated on September 21, 2020
I grew up just south of Boston in Braintree MA, went to college at Maine College of Art in Portland ME and now back living in Boston MA.

Arthur Halvorsen is a graduate of Maine College of Art where he received his BFA in ceramics. Arthur's work uses bright colors, textures and patterns on earthenware, drawing from pop art, coloring books and tattoos as source material. Arthur is a Mudflat studio artist, and he teaches classes and workshops at both Mudflat and Harvard Ceramics and and other venues nationally. His work has been featured in Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated and The Clay Times. Keep up to date with me more accurately on Instagram @arthurhalvorsen
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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I want you to be satisfied with your purchase.
***In the unlikely event that you receive a piece that has been damaged, I'll cover shipping costs back to me and then issue an exchange or a full refund.
Payment
Please pay as soon as possible. I ONLY accept paypal.
Shipping
I ship USPS Priority Mail. Pieces will ship 3 - 7 business days after payment is received. (I try to ship ASAP for both you and I) I can ship anywhere in the country. Pieces can be sent express for the fee that it would cost me to do so.
**Also local pick up arrangements are an option too. Contact me for details
Additional policies and FAQs
Note: I reserve the right to update these policies at any time.