Natasha Alphonse


Natasha Alphonse is a Seattle based artist, making functional ceramics that are minimal and earthy. She is a First Nations artist, from the Dene tribe and comes from Northern Saskatchewan. Her work pulls from her visual background of the landscape and childhood memories of mossy rocks, snowy landscapes, water and the quiet wilderness. The work she creates is pulled forward by the curiosity of experimenting with different processes that can be achieved in ceramics, working with atmospheric firings and materials. Working to always find visual calming balance in her forms, her background in drawing lends itself to see these pots as lines in space and how that might affect the presence of a pot. Striving to always find harmony in the honesty of the raw material itself and how it exists in space.

photos: Travis Gillett, Tasha Alphonse