Candice MetheRed Lodge, Montana

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Candice Methe received her MFA in clay from the University of Minnesota in 2015 and her BFA from Northern Arizona University in 2011. She is an educator and studio artist living in Helena, Montana, where she is currently a short-term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts and community class instructor. Recently she had the honor of receiving a Warren MacKenzie Advancement Award through Northern Clay Center in 2016, where she traveled to Ghana, West Africa for a month to learn indigenous clay methods and practices with the women in the Northern part of the country.

For me, nature is alluring, personal space is sacred, and there is a gravitation towards the moments and momentum in the creative process. There is appreciation in labor coupled with uncertainty. I strive to incorporate all of this into my artwork to create an expression of what I believe to be valuable and soulful.  As an advocate for beauty, bound with utility, I feel that when we use handmade objects we create relationships that recognize depth and creativity and by pondering these connections and sometimes love affairs, we give these relationships splendor and worth.