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Objective Clay is a collective of twelve ceramic artists that developed out of the Utilitarian Clay Symposium at Arrowmont back in the fall of 2012. The goal of the group is to support one another and contribute to the broader clay community. In the summer of 2016, Objective Clay traveled to Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Maine for two weeks working together in the studio. While there, they created a series of videos capturing the individual thoughts and processes that go into making one of their favorite ceramic objects, the cup, as well as why they make art and how they developed their successful careers.

Lucky for us, they have decided to share them with the CLAYflicks audience. Just added: Gwendolyn Yoppolo! Check out Gwendolyn's full interview below, along with interviews of Emily Schroeder Willis, Doug Peltzman, Sunshine Cobb, Bryan Hopkins, Lindsay Oesteritter, Shawn Spangler, and Jen Allen. Stay tuned! We'll be adding more videos soon!

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Objective Clay

Objective Clay is a collective of twelve ceramic artists that developed out of the Utilitarian Clay Symposium at Arrowmont back in the fall of 2012. From our early conversations, a goal was born to support each other, foster our careers, and contribute to our community. In the years since our first meeting in 2012, we have grown into a vibrant, open, group of makers and educators. Through the Objective Clay Collective, we both sell our work on our website and gather together to represent our work at yearly events. These direct relationships and conversations with our community who purchase and use our work is an important aspect of our collective. Our continued aim is to provide connection and encouragement between our members and our supporters, while banding together for events to support OC artists and engage the broader clay community. Objective Clay is Jennifer Allen, Brian Jones, Deb Schwartzkopf, Blair Clemo, Lindsay Oesterritter, Shawn Spangler, Sunshine Cobb, Kip O'Krongly, Emily Schroeder Willis, Bryan Hopkins, Doug Peltzman, and gwendolyn yoppolo. To learn more, please visit
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