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Stacked Patterns
June 15 - July 28, 2013


"Stacked Patterns" deals with my love of arranging and rearranging various components along with a desire to create depth in my surfaces by layering a combination of decorative ceramic techniques.  “Pattern stacking” is also a geologic term referring to strata and how the earth continues to grow.  It is this pairing of the geologic and ornate that fuels my current body of work.
The magical experience of opening a geode, revealing a striking interior so vastly different from the initial finding...stepping into a cloister with its inviting protected spaces...viewing an endless array of patterns that establish a rhythm, allowing the mind to drift...building with the elemental architectural components of walls and blocks, all merge together in the creation of “Earth Jewel”.

  Earth Jewal
ceramic, 75" x 75" x 57", 2013

Desert Aquafer
stoneware, porcelain, 31" x 9.5" x 9.5", 2013
Bone Springs
stoneware, crushed salt-saturated brick
16" x 5.5" x 5.5", 2009

Dolomite Pillar
stoneware, porcelain, 24.5" x 7" x 7", 2013
Polka Dot Pillar
stoneware, porcelain, 24.5" x 7" x 7", 2013

Stacked Pattern III
stoneware, underglazes, glazes
19 ½” x 19 ½” x 1 ¾”, 2013
Patterns of Spring
28" x 58.5" x 4", 2012
Floral Fault Line
porcelain, stoneware
16" x 16" x 3", 2012

Ceramic artist, Miranda Howe, was born and raised in New Mexico. She comes from a family of artists and was always nurtured and encouraged in her own artistic endeavors. Ceramics was the foundation of her education, receiving her BFA from Texas Tech University, but she also explored many other areas of the visual arts. Her love of travel and a desire to learn more about different printmaking processes led her to a study abroad program through the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts, based in Italy and Greece. She began her graduate work in Printmaking at Montana State University, but returned to Ceramics as her main emphasis of study, graduating with her MFA in 2001. Miranda has been awarded art residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana, the LH Project in Joseph, Oregon, and the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. She has come full circle, returning to New Mexico and setting up her studio where she grew up. Miranda teaches at Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso, and is also active in the elementary arts programs in Roswell.



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