Bonnie Ralston
Medium: Ceramics/Pottery

Studio Location:
18 Whitwell Place
Studio # Shapeshifter Lab

Website:: bonnieralston.com

Artist Bio:
Brooklyn-based artist Bonnie Ralston earned her BFA from Hartford Art School and her MS in Ecological Teaching and Learning from Lesley University. Bonnie resumed a regular studio practice in 2016 and currently studies with Adrienne Yurick at Third Avenue Clay.

Artist Statement:
I spend much of my time studying sidewalks, asphalt, buildings, stairs, and walls. I'm inspired by moments that reveal the infrastructure of the city softening, and giving way to time, wear, and the natural processes that govern us all. The indelible fingerprints we've left on the world, even these eventually transform into something new and beautiful--an unintended collaboration between humankind and that which we try to control.

Process
All of my work begins as a slab.
I rarely work from sketches.
My favorite tools are oxides, accidents, textures, and chance.
Every piece is a learning experience.




All images and text copyright Bonnie Ralston