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Eileen de Rosas

"Form and decoration, the practical and the whimsical work together in my pieces to create engaging and lighthearted works of art for the home."

Eileen de Rosas considers her work to be both pottery and painting. She loves the feeling of wet clay on the potter's wheel, and uses imagery from the natural and human-made world in her designs. Images from her childhood, from toys to jumping frogs, meld with a lifetime of drawing, painting, and looking at art as she creates ceramics for daily use and special occasions.

Eileen de Rosas works on the potter's wheel, throwing red terra cotta clay. After being trimmed or altered, each piece is fired in the kiln and then dipped in a white glaze called majolica. De Rosas then paints every piece by hand using ceramic colors and watercolor brushes. After the pieces are painted, they are fired again to melt the glaze and give a permanent, glossy finish.

Eileen has a B.F.A. in sculpture from Parsons School of Design. After getting her degree, she became an apprentice at Supermud Pottery in New York City, where she discovered wheel throwing, the delight of making objects for people to use, and the technical aspects of running a pottery studio. She teaches ceramics in the Boston area.

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Selected Exhibitions & Awards
CraftBoston Spring 2013, Boston, MA, Seaport World Trade Center , 2013
Drink This! Workhouse International Cup Exhibition, Lorton, VA, Workhouse Art Center, 2013
Java Spices, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Yogyakarta International Arts , 2012
Collections
Art Under the Roof, Muong Cultural Museum, Hoa Binh, Vietnam, 2012