Salt Cellar 2
Earthenware, terra sigillata Art dimensions: 2.25" x 3.5" x 3.5" $40
Salt Cellar 5
Earthenware, terra sigillata Art dimensions: 2.25" x 3.25" x 3.25" $40
Salt Cellar 6
Earthenware, terra sigillata Art dimensions: 2.5" x 3" x 3" $40
Earthenware, terra sigillata Art dimensions: 3.5" x 3.25" x 4.75" $45
Earthenware, terra sigillata Art dimensions: 3.25" x 3.5" x 5" $45
Earthenware, terra sigillata Art dimensions: 3.75" x 3.5" x 5" $45
Earthenware, terra sigillata Art dimensions: 3.5" x 3.5" x 5" $50
Bud Vase 1
Earthenware, terra sigillata Art dimensions: 4" x 2.5" x 1.5" $38
Bud Vase 2
Earthenware, terra sigillata Art dimensions: 3.5" x 3" x 1.75" $38
Bud Vase 3
Earthenware, terra sigillata Art dimensions: 3.5" x 3.5" x 2" $38
Earthenware, terra sigillata Art dimensions: 8" x 4.5" x 3" $75
Earthenware, terra sigillata Art dimensions: 8" x 4" x 3" $75
Berry Bowl 1
Earthenware, terra sigillata Art dimensions: 4" x 6.75" x 8" $85
Berry Bowl 2
Earthenware, terra sigillata Art dimensions: 4" x 6.25" x 8" $85
Pasta Plate 1
Earthenware, terra sigillata Art dimensions: 1.75" x 8.5" x 8.5" $65
Earthenware, terra sigillata Art dimensions: 1" x 9.75" x 9.75" $65
Earthenware, terra sigillata Art dimensions: 5" x 7.5" x 7.5" $75
Statement My inspiration is found in the kitchen and enhanced by my love of antiques. Hobnail glass and lace are my greatest influences. I love the tactile quality of the dots and how they fit on the pots. While making pottery, I imagine how it would fit in a 1930s farmhouse. Soft, dusty colors, with simple, sturdy forms. Pottery that is decorated and beautiful, but always practical. Many homes during the 1930s did not have much, but often still took pride in a lace tablecloth, and a few nice pieces of china or glass. I believe that people don't need much to be content, but do need to surround themselves with quality, meaningful, objects. One thing I particularly enjoy about antiques is how they subtly record the past. Objects record their story with every stain, scratch, rust, tarnish, and carry that with them. On my pieces the thin surface of terra sigillata allows bits of texture to show through and become the start of the pot’s story. Over time the terra sigillata surface will patina and as the piece gets used, will continue to record that use. Overall, I work to create functional pottery with a depth that will be revealed over time and use.
Biography Originally from Minnesota, Wendy Eggerman first fell in love with pottery while attending Warren Wilson College for a B.A. in American History in the mountains of North Carolina. Since then, her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and she has been an active ceramic artist in a variety of studios. She has been a visiting artist at The American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) in California as well as Ronda Arte Academy in Spain. Eggerman’s work is primarily influenced by her love of antiques, especially hobnail glass. Tactility and functionality guide her practical, elegant aesthetic. Eggerman’s pots are brushed with a terra sigillata finish on the exterior and seasoned with coconut oil. Over time they will acquire a patina and grow more beautiful, visually developing with use, as an heirloom might collect stories through generations.
EDUCATION 2018-19 Post-baccalaureate, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN 2012 B.A. Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC Major: American History Minor: Art
EXHIBITIONS 2022 Brush, Dip, Pour, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY. (Juried) 2022 10th Annual Cup Show, Jansen Art Center, Lynden, WA. (Juried) 2022 Earthly Delights, Antiquite Maison Privee, Sacramento, CA. 2022 Emerging Artist Grant Recipients, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN. 2021 MNWCA:A Survey of Current Work, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, MN. 2021 A Taste of Home, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY. (Juried) 2021 Botanical Abundance, McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga, CA. (Juried) 2020 Vessels, Anderson Center, Red Wing, MN. 2019 Recent Works by Wendy Thoreson and Teresa Audet, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, Hutchinson, MN. 2019 Mingei-Sota, Northrup King Building, Minneapolis, MN. 2019 Reconstitute, Luce Gallery - Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA. 2018 Other, Landmark Gallery - Schmidt Artist Lofts, St. Paul, MN. (Juried) 2018-19 Terra Nova: Ten Years, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA. 2018 River 2 River, Sinclair Galleries - Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA. (Juried) 2018 Feats of Clay, Lanesboro Art, Lanesboro, MN. (Juried) 2016 Wrought Clay, AMOCA Vault Gallery, Pomona, CA. 2016 Conversations in Clay. Orange County Fair Visual Arts Building, Costa Mesa, CA. 2015 Artists of AMOCA, Coastline College Art Gallery, Newport Beach, CA. 2015 Devotion: Selected Works of AMOCA’s Advocates. AMOCA Studio Artists Gallery, Pomona, CA. 2014 Invitational, Bizen-American Cultural Exchange Exhibition. Bizenware Traditional Industry Hall Gallery, Bizen, Japan. 2014 Vestige, Heirloom, Feminine. The Ceramics Center, Cedar Rapids, IA. 2014 Iowa Craft 41. MacNider Art Museum, Mason City, IA. (Juried) 2013 Residents Exhibition at Coe College. Sinclair Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA. 2013 Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists Member Exhibition. Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI. 2013 Small Things. Fire on the Greenway, Minneapolis, MN. 2012 Speaking of Breakfast. SemiPublic Gallery, Asheville, NC.
AWARDS AND HONORS 2021 Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation Award, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN 2017 Visiting Artist Ronda Arte Academy, Ronda, Spain 2017 Permanent Collection American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA 2014 Permanent Collection Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA 2014 Visiting Artist Presenter Hawkeye 10 Arts Conference, Creston, IA 2014 Emerging Artist Marion Arts Festival, Marion IA 2013-14 Resident Artist The Ceramic Center, Cedar Rapids, IA 2013 Studio Assistant Leah Leitson and Susan Filey: Porcelain: Form, Fire, and Function. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN 2013 Studio Technician Scholarship Bonnie Seeman: Discovering Form and Surface. Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME 2011 Scholarship Student Matt Kelleher and Shoko Teruyama: Bisque Molds. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
PROFESSIONAL AFFLIATION 2017-Current Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists (editor) 2011-12 National Council for Education of Ceramic Arts
PUBLICATIONS Eggerman, Wendy. “Filled with Memories.” Ceramics Monthly. December 2021. Eggerman, Wendy. “Pasta Blates (bowl + plate).” Pottery Making Illustrated. March/April 2022.