Erin Case

I’ve been working with ceramics for over 20 years. Over these 20+ years, I’ve grown an appreciation for clay’s ability to deeply connect with its end users. There is something special about holding a handmade mug that industrially manufactured mugs simply cannot compete with. I akin handmade mugs to being able to shake the creator’s hand every day (literally). This connection to the creator spans time and space, creating a unique opportunity to get to know the maker on a personal level. I hope

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About My Work:

The eyes are the windows to the soul. We’ve all heard this phrase at one point or another and my work attempts to explore this concept. Connection is a fascinating topic as there are many many ways one could explore creating connection through art. My desire is to connect my soul to the souls of my audience through the use of micro-expressions and design.

Ceramics is a unique art medium as it can be as intimate as a mug, jewelry, or dinnerware and can be as industrial as water filters, bricks, and thermal barriers in industrial applications. This range of uses lends to the ability to connect with a wide range of people. Ceramics touches our everyday lives and by adorning it with complex patterns and elevating it to a “fine arts” status, we are following in the footsteps of humans since the dawn of time. This connection to this extensive history of the medium is a driving force in my medium choice.

Education:

Herron School of Art and Design
Indianapolis University Purdue University Indianapolis
Bachelors of Fine Arts, Ceramics

Minor in Art History
Graduation: May 2017

Affiliations:

My work can be purchased at the Irvington gem, Hampton Designs Studio & Shop

Awards:

Jesse Cox Scholarship
Clowes/Frasier International Scholarship
IUPUI International Experience Scholarship
Rev AG Fraser Travel Scholarship