MVBceramics

Meghan Bergman Ceramics

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania | 72 Sales

MVBceramics

Meghan Bergman Ceramics

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 72 Sales On Etsy since 2018

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Last updated on May 30, 2018

Check back regularly for new work fresh from the kiln!

Meghan Bergman

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Meghan Bergman

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These barnacle cups, which look like treasures from the sea, also serve well to display your treasures from the garden: cut flowers, succulents, and more.

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Just added several beautiful new mugs fresh from the kiln! This new “Toasted Gem” glaze combination draws you in and can be your treasure to enjoy every day!

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This one of a kind Blue Fisheye Teapot comes equipped with a tea infuser for loose tea, two yunomi style tea cups, and a tray. Get ready to #serve hot tea!
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About

Handcrafted pottery and ceramic sculptures inspired by nature

In order to be a great art teacher I feel it is essential to also be a practicing artist. In my studio I continue to work mostly with clay creating both sculptural and functional work. Organic objects and underwater life inspire me. I enjoy bringing the extreme texture and movement found underneath the sea to the surface of my ceramic artwork. Each barnacle piece looks as if it has been aging over time under the sea like a rugged sandy rock growing life on the surface.

Through the use of mostly matte glazes, with a hint of shiny glaze, this gives the illusion of water remaining on the surface of the piece. Each treasure looks as if it has been taken from the sea.

The edges of the vessels are inspired by ocean waves, which carry the rough rocky form covered in barnacles and shell marks. The foot mimics the peaceful motion of a stingray swimming as the clay is lifted up and down. My fish mugs have a surface texture of shell marks, scales, and individually crafted stamps. From experimenting with different textures, I’ve found inspiration for new pieces. For example, my fish eye teapots are covered in fish eyes to the point it starts to look more like octopus tentacles. I want my work to appear like a creature or treasure discovered at sea, that requires a long look to fully appreciate the piece.

Wood firing is another way I like to complicate the surface and add depth to my work. By layering slip, glaze, or just letting the natural ash cover the piece, there are endless subtleties to discover on the surface. Objects in nature are never identical; they grow by chance and are a product of their environment. Their surroundings create a perfectly imperfect “wabi-sabi” nature, just like wood firing. Not only does wood firing create a more rugged natural looking piece, but it is also lends itself a wonderful community atmosphere conducive to learning from others and sharing knowledge.

Meghan Bergman is a ceramic artist from Kennett Square, PA. Meghan has been creating ceramics for over 15 years, and has participated in firings and workshops around the country and internationally.

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    Meghan Bergman is a ceramic artist from Kennett Square, PA. Meghan has been creating ceramics for over 15 years, and has participated in firings and workshops around the country and internationally.

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Last updated on Aug 28, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Can I put ceramic ware into the dishwasher or microwave?

Yes! All of my functional pottery is made with food safe glazes and is safe to use in the microwave, or dishwasher. Our family has been using some of my own personal collection of handcrafted mugs for over 10 years!