Andrew Otis Large Scale Ceramics
Welcome MMoCA Virtual Fair Goers!!!
July 11 &12, 2020
FREE DELIVERY & SPECIAL GIFT!! (read below)
My main work is wheel thrown 3-6 ft. tall ceramic vessels, and they are fired in a large kiln up to 2350 degrees Fahrenheit. My art allows me to express the world and beauty that I see around me. Crafting works on a larger scale creates a fuller surface to carve into, which allows for more designs and more creativity than I might find on a smaller piece. Oftentimes the images and designs carved into the vessel will be assimilated with the sculptures that I mount on top of the vessel, creating a seamless work that connects naturally. Living in a rural area certainly impacts my subject matter, as the serenity of working in a studio in Northern Michigan allows for a close interaction with the pastoral. Clay is derived from the earth, so there is a natural expression of nature themes—a bond between the earth and the rest of nature, trees, birds, fish, and other animals. In addition, my Japanese heritage informs my work as I experiment with traditional Kimono motifs and Japanese aesthetics. I am a second generation potter and have been working in clay for over 20 years. I live in Charlevoix, Michigan with my wife Mary Grace and sons Owen, Noah, and Levi.
As part of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Virtual Art Fair, which is held July 11 & 12, 2020, I am showcasing my large scale work under special circumstances. With the art show season being cancelled, I am grateful to MMoCA for giving us artists an opportunity to promote our work through their network of connections.
I am pleased to offer FREE delivery to the Madison area for any of my large scale ceramics, with delivery dates scheduled in August of 2020. As a show of gratitude to supporting my work during this time I am also offering a special gift during this weekend to anyone who purchases one of my signature large scale pieces. The FREE gift is a 4 piece dinnerware place setting, which consists of 4 dinner plates, 4 salad plates, 4 dessert bowls, and 4 tumblers. A limited choice of glaze color will also be offered to the recipients.
Many thanks for your interest in my work!
Stay safe and may art buying make you smile!