Medium Plate
Thrown and altered earthenware
1.25 x 9 x 9.5
Item #282-52

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Martina’s signature use of pale color, pattern and texture.

Artist Info

Martina Lantin – Marlboro, VT
Martina is a studio artist and educator dedicated to making functional pots by hand. Her work is thrown and altered earthenware, and very food friendly.
“I find earthenware the most seductive clay body. Using this chocolate porcelain, I create tableware to be integrated with the dishes you already use. I seek to evoke nostalgia of the future by making pots that are reverberations of the past. I draw inspiration from early English porcelain and cream ware. Concepts and graphics of Italian Renaissance maiolica and Persian slip-ware are the building blocks of my surface treatment. I provoke a tension between the elegant handling of the material and the rugged connotations of the clay body. As a maker, I have the capacity to exploit the variables of surface, form and scale to instigate a particular experience. The work teases the boundary between awkward and sophisticated. I play games with lines and colours. Strategies of ornament are developed to engage and enhance the piece. Whether home alone, or at a table laid for a feast, I want my work to promote conviviality. I make pots to be enjoyed among those fond of eating, drinking, and good company.”

Born in Montreal, Canada, Martina Lantin received her Bachelor of Art from Earlham College in Richmond, IN in1996. She developed her throwing skills through apprenticeships and production potting in both Europe and the United States. Martina received her MFA from NSCAD University in Halifax, Canada in 2009, where she was awarded the competitive Beuys Memorial Scholarship. She has been an artist in residence at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in ME, Baltimore Clayworks and Arrowmont School of Art and Craft in Gatlinburg TN. Martina taught at Penland School in 2012. Currently Martina is a professor at Marlboro College in Marlboro, Vermont. Committed to the joys of working in earthenware, which she describes as chocolate porcelain, Martina creates her work through a combination of thrown and altered forms. The national publication, Ceramics Monthly, published a feature article on Martina in their February 2014 issue.