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I am inspired by and curious about the endless possibilities when constructing, building, and modeling clay, considering form and function.

The themes of my work range between the simple geometric beauty of minimalist design and, on the other end of the scale, organic imagery related to natural water environments, (fossils, frogs, fish and flow).

These ideas transform into functional art as cups, bowls, appetizer trays, platters, planters and vases. And all that comes to fruition when another person makes the choice to add one of my pieces to their daily routine.

A former Art Educator, I have been working and learning in clay since 1982. I have taught art, and ceramics in particular, in public schools and community art spaces. A lifelong learner, I have furthered my own ceramic education at Penland School of Craft, Alfred University, and at various conferences and workshops.

I enjoy talking about my work, meeting new people, and sharing ideas about the creative process.

More Links:

Etsy: KariRobertsonClay

Instagram: Kari_Zelson_Robertson


My studio & gallery are open most Saturdays, but please call, text, or email–just to make sure!

Studio Location Details:

In the South Hill neighborhood, my home and studio/gallery are just off Hudson Street, about ½ mile south of The Commons and ½ mile north of Ithaca College. Pearsall Place is a quiet neighborhood road that ends at the South Hill Recreation Trail. The house (yellow, red, and green) is on the third on the left. Follow signs to the back entrance.

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