Artist: Brittany Waters
Exhibition: SOA Holiday Art sale
Media: Ceramics, Jewelry
Gallery: Max Gatov Gallery
For this week’s artist conversation, I got the chance to talk with Brittany Waters who was selling some custom made jewelry. Brittany is a senior at CSULB, pursuing a BFA in Ceramics. She is originally from Sacramento which is where her interest in art was first discovered. She said that she remembers her father drawing bunnies when she was a child and that was one of her earliest memories of her interest in art. She said she also became more interested in art when her father bought her markers and colored pencils.
The exhibition was comprised of work made by Brittany Waters. Some of the work included necklaces and ceramic bowls. A lot of her work is very ocean inspired which isn’t surprising as she is not from a beach city and now she is going to school at CSULB. Brittany said that the jewelry pieces took about 15 to 30 minutes per piece to make. She created the jewelry pieces with pre made molds. Waters said that the ceramic bowls took about 1 to 2 hours per piece.
The works in this exhibit were clearly inspired by ocean by the colors and textures of the jewelry and ceramics. Many of the pieces are colored grey, blues, turquoises, blacks, and greens. The shades of the colors are all very ocean inspired, the colors remind me of a gloomy day at the beach. The textures of the dishes and bowls reminded me of nature because of their slight imperfections. The combination of the colors and textures of the work really came together well to make some really cool pieces.
When I first walked into the exhibition, I had to change my usual thought process as we have been evaluating regular art exhibitions. Although this exhibition did contain art, it felt a little different just because it was the SOA Holiday sale so everything in the room was for sale. After I got passed this, I really enjoyed all the work on display. Waters’ ocean inspired ceramic work is awesome and would be a great addition to anyones home or kitchen.