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Student Showcase Archive

Andrew Deem

MA work

MA work

  • Fettled Bowl and Platter

    Fettled Bowl and Platter, 2014
    Photographer: Sylvain Deleu

  • Fettled and Stretched Cup

    Fettled and Stretched Cup, 2014
    Photographer: Sylvain Deleu

  • Abstraction of Mark - Detail

    Abstraction of Mark - Detail, 2014

  • Work In Progress

    Work In Progress, 2014
    Photographer: Anthony Grant

My current body of work explores qualities of porcelain that are normally discarded by craft and industry while celebrating the object’s practical utility. By fettling, stretching and distorting wheel thrown components, I reveal cracks, tears and folds, within the abstraction of mark. Glaze is then applied to enhance this texture by giving it tone and depth. My intention is to make a range of contemporary objects that are used and enjoyed within the domestic setting. 



  • Andrew Deem Portrait
  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2014



  • I am a ceramic artist from Washington State. My work expands on the traditions and trends of studio pottery and its identity within the modern household. Designed on the potter’s wheel, made in batches, and glazed, my tableware embodies the handmade process within the integrity of the material. My practice is experimental, inventive, and playful, enabling me to render many different variations of surface and form.

    Upon graduating I will continue to establish my career as a ceramic artist by traveling and exhibiting worldwide. Most recently, I have been accepted as a resident for the 2014 European Ceramic Context in Bornholm, Denmark where I will be expanding on my graduate work.


  • Degrees

  • BFA, Ceramics, Pacific Lutheran University, 2012
  • Experience

  • Assistant in Production, Nicola Tassie, London, 2013–2014; Visiting Lecturer, Bath Spa University, Bath, 2014; Visiting Lecturer, University of Brighton, Brighton, 2014; Resident, Art Food Project, Modus Design, Cmielow, 2013; Demonstrator, Royal College of Art, London, 2013; Instructor, Open Arts Studio, Tacoma, 2009-12; Photographer, Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma, 2012; Ceramic Assistant and Technician, Pacific Lutheran University School of Arts and Communication, Tacoma, 2009–2012; Demonstrator, Wilson High School, Tacoma, 2010–2011; Student, Pottery Northwest Soda Firing Class, Seattle, 2011; Intern, Jon Graves Architects and Planners, Tacoma, 2008
  • Exhibitions

  • Ceramic Art London Student Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, 2013 & 2014; Materials Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2013 & 2014; Anima, Asylum, Caroline Gardens Chapel, London, 2013; Progression, Residence of Preston Fitzerald, London, 2013; Art Food Project, Lodz Design Festival, Lodz, 2013; Art Food Project, British Ceramic Biennale, Spode, Stoke-on-Trent, 2013; Art Food Project, Flow Gallery, London, 2013; Art Food Project, Concordia Design, Poznan, 2013; St{art} Momentum, Pacific Lutheran University Gallery, Tacoma, 2012; Student Juried Exhibition, Pacific Lutheran University Gallery, Tacoma, 2009, 2010 & 2011; Stone Soup, Pacific Lutheran University Gallery, Tacoma, 2012
  • Awards

  • Dean's Choice, St{art} Momentum, 2012; Honorable Mention, St{art} Momentum, 2012; Faculty Merit Award, Pacific Lutheran University School of Arts and Communication, 2011–2012; Haas, Donald C & Virginia S Merit Scholarship, 2009–2012; Kittleson, Lars & Alberta Merit Scholarship, 2009–2010