Shannon Blakey is an artist and educator from Columbia, MO. Shannon received his BFA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and his MFA from Pennsylvania State University. With a love for clay, Shannon has balanced creating and educating with a range of teaching that includes teaching at art centres, museums, and in schools that range from elementary to college.
Artist’s Statement: I vary the direction and thickness, colour of lines, specifically horizontal and vertical lines, to create the present artworks. The geometrically divided surface of ware with inlaid line is meant to heighten aesthetic features. The inlaid work is used to emphasize the clear-cut lines on fine, translucent, white porcelain. The initial act of drawing lines continues to progress to analyse them endlessly in order to shape and reconstruct the space of ware.