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Chris Pickett, 2012–2013 MJD Fellow, 2013–2014 Windgate Fellow
long-term 2012–2014

Chris PickettChris Pickett joins us from Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he was working as a studio potter. His functional work focuses on physical and psychological comfort through generous volumes and soft surfaces. While at the Bray, Chris is looking forward to having more time to work, developing new forms and glaze palettes and establishing himself in the field of ceramics. Chris is currently a 2013 Windgate Fellow.

Chris received a BFA from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 2001 and an MFA from the University of Florida in Gainsville in 2010. He has been a studio assistant at Arrowmont School of Craft in Tennessee and Peters Valley Craft Center in New Jersey. For the seven years between schooling, Chris was a studio potter in Chattanooga. Chris exhibits and sells his work in galleries across the country.

"The human desire for comfort is universal. Simultaneously all consuming and fleeting, the ephemeral sensation of comfort insulates us from anxiety and unease. The catalysts for these moments are often related to our emotional experience of nostalgia and our predisposed perception of the world. My functional ceramic vessels cater to this human desire for physical and emotional comfort and gratification."

To see more work of Chris's visit his website at www.chrispickettceramics.com.

Chris Pickett, Starburst Pattern rocks glasses
Starburst Pattern Rocks Glasses, 2011
white stoneware, cone 6 oxidation
4" x 4" x 4"

Chris Pickett, Large Vase
Large Vase, 2011
white stoneware, cone 6 oxidation
9" x 7" x 5"

Chris Pickett, Ice Cream Bowls
Ice Cream Bowls, 2011
white stoneware, cone 6 oxidation,
3" x 5" x 5"

Chris Pickett, Teapot
Teapot, 2011
white stoneware, cone 6 oxidation
5" x 7" x 5"

Chris Pickett, Platter
Platter, 2011
white stoneware, cone 6 oxidation,
4" x 22" x 12"