this ‘process’ section is an evolving space. with a large focus on hands, making, and my current inspirations. wip.


first set of ceramic objects by ebere a.

i completed a 8-week wheel throwing class with the chicago ceramic center late summer of 2021. initially for this class i did weeks of research and meditation with ceramic objects1 from the Black diaspora - mostly concentrated in Igbo & West Africa.


partway into my class i choose to simply be present with the clay material and embrace the process. meditating ‘it does not need to be perfect’ - i let go of my immediate need to connect to my igbo history and ancestors. as soon as i did this i was able to fully sculpt the clay and feel every natural movement through my hands. my next step is to continue taking an independent studio and further experiment through a residency program.

images right: taken by ebere a.