Samantha Briegel

Samantha Briegel

Bio:

Sam Briegel (she/her) is an artist and educator working primarily with porcelain and uses multimedia materials and techniques to create her functional work. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and her Masters of Fine Arts from Ohio University in Athens, OH. Briegel has completed residencies at the Clay Studio of Missoula, District Clay Center, and Baltimore Clayworks. She has shown her work and given workshops across the country. Recently, Briegel has been a represented artist at the prestigious Smithsonian Craft Show as well as the American Craft Made Show in Baltimore. Sam is regularly a part-time faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She currently works out of a home studio in her farmhouse outside of Baltimore City. Her work is inspired by clothing and the relationships between clothing and the female presenting body. Bodies and vessels share a vocabulary that she uses to carry her concepts for the functional works she creates. Her unique process reclaims the identity of clothing objects through their pattern and texture that are no longer needed or wearable. Briegel’s work combines multiple techniques such as slab building, casting, throwing, and monoprinting.