Beautiful Handmade Espresso Cup with Boat Saucer by Minnesota based artist, Marion Angelica. Marion says “Form and texture have always been my primary areas of focus in my work. Finding the medium of clay, which I adore was the biggest transformative moment.” Marion was privileged to receive a Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist award.
Marion Angelica is a Minnesota clay artist who began as a sculptor. She fell in love with the idea of creating sculpturally oriented functional artwork. Currently, Marion exhibits in a variety of galleries across the country. Her clay work is about texture, nature, and pushing boundaries. Most importantly, she likes the ability to use art in your daily life.
Marion has a bachelor’s of art degree in sculpture from the University of Massachusetts. A Master’s of Art in ceramics from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Also, a Master’s of Fine Art in ceramics from the University of New York-New Paltz. In 2012 and 2013, Marion was awarded the Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Award.
Marion says, “I believe that authentic art of all kinds requires honed skills and aesthetic sensibilities in combination with openness to accepting unanticipated happy accidents. Although I always come to the studio with an idea in mind, I find my most successful pieces often take shape when I carefully watch and feel what the clay does and respond to it.”