Ingrid Sundstrom

Transforming clay into functional and beautiful pieces became a new career over 20 years ago.  after challenging my “logical, analytical, and objective left brain” for several decades as a journalist, it was time to give my right brain’s intuitive, thoughtful, and subjective way of thinking a try.  What a wonderful challenge: Clay now has engaged both sides of my brain and my heart. Thanks to the patience, encouragement, creative teaching and mentoring of master potters, colleagues, and teachers over the years, I have fallen in love with clay and its myriad possibilities. I especially love working with white clay—primarily porcelain—because of the rainbow spectrum and contrast its surface offers. I use a high-fire porcelain to bring color and durability to functional pottery in the form of mugs, plates, bowls, platters, trays, pitchers . . . and more. I work both at a small home studio in my basement in Eden Prairie and at Adama Sow's studio in Hopkins, MN, Ceramic Sow.