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I have a well-developed affection for complex surfaces and experimental modes of working and hope that my work exhibits a successful marriage between the whimsical and the practical. My background as a painter provides me with a trove of techniques I apply to my ceramic surfaces including gestural elements, patterning with geometric shapes and symbols, unexpected contrasts in luster and luminosity, and painterly color combinations. The sources for my surface treatments include the desert landscape, body ornamentation, and historical textiles. I distill the shapes and colors from my sources into a personal taxonomy of symbols--perhaps abstracting the shapes of a cactus into a series of triangular forms, or the dot patterns found in traditional tattooing into layered arches.


Amanda Dobbratz
3915 Portland Ave. 
Minneapolis MN 55407


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