As a designer and producer of functional ceramics, I focus on the experience of the useful object. The challenge in creating complex geometric forms inspires my initial process of design. I draw inspiration from geometric abstraction and architectural elements with a focus on composition. I limit myself to simple variations of squares, circles, and triangles for use in form and glaze work. Working in both subtractive and additive ways creates various planes on each object, providing different perspectives when addressing the surface with glaze. I use a variety of gloss and matte glazes to consider the functional and sensory aspects of utilitarian ceramics. I glaze the surface of each object with geometric shapes of vivid color to bring harmony to the form and strengthen the composition. This attention to design and tactile elements is meant to enhance the experience of the useful object.
Logan Wall is currently an Artist in Residence at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York where she teaches a wide range of students and maintains a strong studio practice. Born in Orlando, Florida, Logan went on to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Florida where she discovered her interest in clay. Her work has been featured in the Exposure section of Ceramics Monthly and she has exhibited in venues such as The Art League Gallery, Whitaker Gallery, CoRK Arts District, Genesee Center for the Arts and Education, and the Clay Art Center.