RAIR | 2012-13
Miranda Howe | Roswell, NM
Ceramic artist, Miranda Howe, grew up in southern New Mexico. She received her BFA from Texas Tech University and her MFA from Montana State University. Miranda also studied abroad through the Aegean Center of Fine Arts in Italy and Greece. In addition to the Roswell residency, Miranda has been a resident artist 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.
Miranda has renovated an old Roswell building into “Bone Springs”, an arts center and studios opening in 2018
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”.
"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.