Ethan Ritter

Ethan Ritter

Ethan Ritter

Portland, Oregon

ARTIST STATEMENT

My name is Ethan Ritter, I was born and raised in MN but have lived in Portland since 2015. I fell in love with ceramics in high school and from then on I have been exploring a variety of ways to hone my skills on the wheel. My body of work is constantly evolving as I explore new techniques, pushing my pieces closer to their creative limits.

All of my work is fired to cone 10 with the majority of my work being fired in either a wood or soda ash atmosphere. The NW offers a rich woodfire community due to a variety of anagama kilns built throughout the area with each kiln providing a variety of affects that can alter pieces in a multitude of ways due to the dynamic and volatile conditions within the kiln. The extreme conditions these pots endure can sometimes result in a considerable loss over the course of a full 5 day firing. This make every piece that emerges from the ashes that much more precious and unique.

My ceramics are available for the first time in my Etsy shop, FireAndChaos.

THIS ARTIST SPECIALIZES IN:

Functional, Non-Functional, Organic, Traditional, Artwork, Kitchen, Bedroom, Dining, Bright, Colorful, Earthy, Simple, Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Grey, Orange, Red, Yellow, Stoneware, Porcelain, Wood fired, Soda fired, Reduction, Wheel Thrown, Bowl, Cup, Jar, Plate, Pitcher, Mug, Spoon Rest, Tea Bowl, Tumbler, Vase

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