Bianka Groves ( she/her )

Artist Statement

Grounded in functionality and design, I make useable objects that are quiet and simple which all but go unnoticed. Repetition compliments the honesty of skill and craft but allows for a development of new ideas. I work slowly to produce clean forms and lines while adding add hints of imperfection to give both the personality of the handmade and give way for a moment to pause and admire. 

Playing with line creates subtle elements of designs from landscapes to architecture. This fashions a movement that brings us closer to the object outside of its utility. Decoration and adornment are kept minimal while still allowing for an elegant style which embraces its function for daily life. 

These pots are to use and to look at. The concepts of the Arts and Crafts movement as well as Mid-Century Design guide my hand with the importance of craftsmanship and also leaves me with a calming feeling that is reflected in my work.

Bio

Bianka Groves is a potter in New Mexico and has studied ceramics all over the country along with teaching pottery at Baltimore Clayworks, Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, & Santa Fe Clay. In 2012 she received her BFA from George Washington’s Corcoran College of Art in DC. Her work has been shown across the US and Sweden and has been published in Ceramic’s Monthly and The Studio Potter. When she’s not making pots out of her backyard home studio, you can find her hiking in the mountains and desert with her dogs.