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Astrid Kruse Ceramics

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Astrid Kruse has a strong connection to Canada’s North, having grown up in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and moved to Whitehorse, Yukon in 2016. Her ceramic practice has taken her many places outside the North, including workshops at Series, Red Deer College and Metchosin Summer School of the Arts, Victoria, BC as well a professional year-long residency at Medalta; The Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Her ceramic practice is largely influenced by her physical environment and her quiet place in this environment. Canada’s North is what she knows and where she calls home.

She works intuitively, and takes a fluid approach to altering the clay surface during the throwing process. Markings that identify her work are influenced by the rugged and dramatic landscape that she experiences, and colors are realized through glazing and atmospheric firing.

The soda firing process adds an icy-cool, glass texture, while the reduction in the kiln causes carbon trapping that reflects the darkness in winter and the hardness of stone. The flashing from the flames reveals the warmth of this place called, The Land of the Midnight Sun.

Astrid Kruse

Astrid Kruse has a strong connection to Canada’s North, having grown up in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and moved to Whitehorse, Yukon in 2016. Her ceramic practice has taken her many places outside the North, including workshops at Series, Red Deer College and Metchosin Summer School of the Arts, Victoria, BC as well a professional year-long residency at Medalta; The Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Her ceramic practice is largely influenced by her physical environment and her quiet place in this environment. Canada’s North is what she knows and where she calls home.

She works intuitively, and takes a fluid approach to altering the clay surface during the throwing process. Markings that identify her work are influenced by the rugged and dramatic landscape that she experiences, and colors are realized through glazing and atmospheric firing.

The soda firing process adds an icy-cool, glass texture, while the reduction in the kiln causes carbon trapping that reflects the darkness in winter and the hardness of stone. The flashing from the flames reveals the warmth of this place called, The Land of the Midnight Sun.

Contact:

Astrid Kruse Ceramics

instagram: @astridtkruse