Margaret Haden Ceramist

Margaret Haden Untitled, 28"x18"x12", Earthenware, 2019

The atmosphere of my childhood home has greatly influenced my work. My family collected and filled our home with interesting objects, and, growing up in that environment has been the genesis of my work.

I have experienced directly the way in which objects can become memories, and my goal is to share that experience. I am interested in how adornment alters and enhances form. I make pottery, vessels and sculptural objects that facilitate containment and possess highly decorated surfaces. Beauty through elements of subtlety combined with excess is what drives my work.