Alex Thullen Ceramics

I have always held a great affinity for the values of the crafts tradition, with its intense focus on both materials and process. Tradition is at the very core of craft, and the objects that we create gain their significance in our culture through ritualization. It is these everyday routines and traditions that I find most compelling, and consequently, the everyday objects that we experience them with. These are objects that we are intimately connected to; from the jar that tea is stored in, to the cup that we sip our coffee from every morning. My primary interest is in using my material and my process to grant these objects a sense of ritual appropriate to the role that they play in our everyday lives.