vanIvey Ceramics is a small-batch ceramic line of functional wares designed and handcrafted by artist Kristen van Diggelen Sloan. vanIvey is just one facet of van Diggelen Sloan’s larger fine art practice with includes painting, drawing and sculpture.
Sloan uses a hearty stoneware clay body to craft functional heirloom ceramic wares. Wedding the rustic with the refined, she assumes the drippy glaze techniques and devious surfaces of antique French confit pots and Perigordian jugs, veiling them with a fresh Ironstone palette, modern lines and vintage detailing. Subtle asymmetry in shape, irregularity in the glaze surface, and evidence of the materiality of clay itself, are just a few of the qualities that embody her aesthetic.
"...her rustic stoneware expresses a distinctly European sensibility: monogrammed platters and cake stands, refined footed bowls and unfussy dining sets, all glazed in uncomplicated white, accents...The Old World has made an impression, both genetic and literal..." - Alison Clare Steingold for C Home Magazine
Kristen van Diggelen Sloan has a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, a BA in Visual Art from UCLA, and has exhibited her work locally and nationally. She lives and works in York County, SC. You can visit her personal website at http://kristenvandiggelen.com/
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