Andrea Moon

Artist Statement

This work is descriptive of process and specifically, structural process. Building with multiple parts, I am challenging my patience as well as my technical confidence with the material. I am forever captivated by the sensibility that clay demands, it pushes back with integrity and durability. Contrasting space and repetitive pattern are formal values that drive my sculpture.

As I make, I am obsessively trying to create a control out of chaos. A chaos that is reflective of my everyday thoughts and inherent of an everyday repetition or routine. How can I create an interesting, subtle form that is confrontational, but eases conflict? This is a consistent question in my recent idea process.

-- Andrea Moon


Andrea Moon (b. 1980) grew up in Northwest Ohio and attended college at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio receiving her BFA in 3-Dimensional Studies.  In 2009 Andrea completed her MFA in Ceramics and a secondary in Sculpture at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.  Among teaching Ceramics at various institutions, Moon has participated in national workshops, and exhibits nationally and internationally.  Her artwork is in private and permanent collections such as Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, American Museum of Ceramic Art, and The Missoula Art Museum.  Andrea served as the Residency and Communications Coordinator of The Red Lodge Clay Center; she believes in the professional development of emerging artists and strives to support and coordinate resident artists in accomplishing their goals.  Currently, with her husband and professional partner Dryden Wells, Andrea is the Co-Deputy Director of The Pottery Workshop Jingdezhen and the Director of the PWS International Artist Residency in Jingdezhen, China.