Adrienne Eliades is a studio potter and educator living in Vancouver, Washington. She earned a B.A. in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2008 and an MFA from University of Florida in 2016. Adrienne has been artist-in-residence at Ash Street Project in Portland, Oregon, Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark and the Bright Angle in Asheville, North Carolina. Her works and writing are featured in numerous publications including UPPERCASE Magazine, Craft in America, Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated. Ceramics Monthly named her an Emerging Artist in 2018. In addition to maintaining a vibrant studio practice, Adrienne is the HOT CLAY Program Coordinator for Idyllwild Arts Summer Program in Idyllwild, California and has presented over 20 workshops nationwide.
Adrienne’s functional pottery performs within the considerable overlap of craft, art and design. Central to her process is creating porcelain pots with a sharp design sense that reimagine function, inviting use in interesting ways. She works in a variety of techniques including throwing on the wheel, slab, extruding and slip casting, usually in combination. To the three-dimensional surfaces I apply color and pattern. Her surfaces call to mind associations of confetti, candy and games. These marks of celebration invoke an attitude of enjoyment for the present moment.