Josh Copus

Josh Copus

My ceramic studio practice is essentially an effort to distill the experiences of my life and infuse them into my work with clay. This practice grew out of an interest in creating personally significant work that communicates my enthusiasm for the material and the process of making, and strongly reflects the influences that inform the decisions I make in my life and in the studio.


My current body of work in ceramics is built on a place based making philosophy that emphasizes the use of local and non-industrially process materials to create a connection to place and establishes the materials, the experiences surrounding them, and the people of those communities as a valuable source of influence. I use the natural world around me as source of inspiration for shapes and surfaces, interpreting the visual language of place to make work that comes from somewhere deeper than just my hands or my head.

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Josh Copus