Dane Hodges is a ceramic artist working out of his home in north Minneapolis. He received his BFA in Ceramics from the University of Wisconsin-Stout where he got his first introduction to clay. He has been shown in numerous galleries across the united states and currently teaches art at Columbia Heights High School.
I find particular captivation in the processes and experiences that are associated with ceramics. The material can exhibit vitality, spontaneity, and tension, all the while being understated. In am inspired by the nature of historic, highly adorned pottery as well as the modern sense of simplicity and functionality. In this, my work encourages visual and tactile investigation, and enhances the experience of the user through subtlety in form and decoration. In keeping with traditions of ceramics, my pottery references the natural world, modestly, in structure and detail; from foot to lip, the lines mimic the soft transitions one sees in nature.
Art by Dane available for purchase at the Dow Art Gallery
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