Two time Fulbright Fellow Margeaux Claude's lecture at MOME
Margeaux Claude is an American artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA) currently living and working as a Fulbright Scholar in Budapest, Hungary. She holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and an MFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Margeaux is a two time Fulbright Fellow, a Jerome Emerging Artist, and has worked nationally and internationally at the intersection of product design, research and fine art. She has participated in residencies and symposiums internationally.
"Form is central to my work, and I contemplate metaphors of permanence and change through the manipulation of method and materials, such as scagliola, plaster, glass, glaze, wood, and cardboard. Research and visual allegory are combined to reveal arrangements and forms that are a culmination of moving through the past and the present. My vessels are shaped by the discarded tools of twentieth century ceramic factories and I embrace historical practices of ceramic industrial design, including turning, sledging, and jigging plaster. Conceptually my work is generated through archival research and expressions of intuition — tethered by a frozen moment in time.I work to extrapolate from material a visceral sensation like the experience of thixotropic beach sand, sliced cold butter, or polished porcelain that has the cool softness of marble or the patina of wet skin. My drafting practice is expansive, and reflects a range of approaches to material. Glaze drawings, initially conceived as sand drawings - are transferred to paper, and reference ergonomic circular reach; this motion is then translated into a drafted gesture with a yogurt-like glaze. The reach of each stroke is recorded, layered and reworked until I am satisfied with the image. Upon firing the glaze drawing, the image is melted or intentionally fractured and fused, an index of events recorded through the elemental force of fire. I then use digital tools to draft and water jet cut images further severing and assembling images."
Date and time: Monday, 27 March 2023, 3:00 p.m.
Venue: MOME TWO, T_014 Spatial Experimental Studio