Michel Angela Petersen

Michel Angela Petersen

USA
Website: claygods.com
Facebook: michellino.angela
Instagram: claygods

Art Medium: ceramics, portraits, sculpture


Like chapters in a good novel, Michel’s art career is an adventure in progress. Finding her art process on a remote island in Southern California she realized she was not a primitive artist and proceeded to acquire a BA in Liberal Studies with an emphasis on art and an MFA or terminal degree in the studio arts, with an emphasis in Art in Public spaces. Her thesis found its way into the public sphere in the form of enormous tile installations for which she was recognized by members of the National Congress in both the “House” and “Senate”. On completion of these projects she retreated to the Himalayas and continued her travels through India, China and finally Taiwan.
Inspired by her travels in Asia, Michel reconnected with a lifelong fascination of ancient artifacts and began an artistic dialogue with personalities and periods in history that inspired her art process all the while disregarding popular art trends. It seems she has come full circle with her work, embracing with her comrades in art the resurgence of the human figure with all its subtle nuance, brave innuendo and unparalleled possibilities.

As a working artist Michel at times resembles a 3D printer, downloading from another dimension; only her intellect is not at the helm, rather her hands are operated by an unseen force; and so she creates blissfully in the dream time; however, there is a darker side where Michel struggles to master her exacting craft in a harsher less forgiving world. So back and forth she journeys between interpreting and learning, intuiting and perceiving; always ebbing and flowing between the two chambers of her bicameral mind.

Daphne: Mistress to a King
Stoneware, porcelain slip, stains and lace
Unique
26 X 17 X 8 inches

XieXie
Stoneware, porcelain slip, underglazes, lead crackle and low fire decals
Unique
26 X 17 X 7 inches

Miss Mollies Folly
Stoneware, lace, underglaze decals, porcelain slip, satin matt overglaze
Unique
26 X 17 X 7 inches

HippoLibido
Stoneware, porcelain, crackle glaze and lace
Unique
35 X 26 X 12 inches

Seer
Stoneware, Underglaze, Cone 5
Unique
26 X 10 X 6 inches

Tattva Mimamsa: Pondering Dualism
Stoneware, engobes, stains and lead crackle
Unique
42 X 40 X 8 inches

Salomi
Stoneware, cotton fabric, slips, stains and Chines underglazes
Unique
26 X 12 X 8 inches

Audacity
Stoneware, porcelain, slip and stains Cone 01
Unique
26 X 17 X 8 inches


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