Mug I (2017)
Press Mold, Hand-Built
Blair Clemo holds an MFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics; and Alfred University (2010). Clemo’s utilitarian and installation work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions both nationally and abroad. He has been a resident artist at Archie Bray Foundation, Montana; Jingdezhen International Studio, China; International Ceramics Studio, Hungary; Das Zentrum Fur Keramik, Germany; and Da Wang Culture Highland, China. In addition to his serious studio practice, Clemo currently works as an Assistant Professor of Craft and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.
“Everything is experimental if you change enough parameters. Every new studio, clay, glaze and kiln presents a potential unknown in the work. I find traveling, especially abroad, is an excellent way to invite new processes, material sensibilities and questions into the work. Often when I travel, I take only basic tools with me, nothing specific to my studio work at home. This forces me to engage with the new studio actively and explore new ideas.”