GLB: How long have you been making ceramics?
Dusty: I started exploring ceramics January 2021 in a small studio in New York and quickly became obsessed. Not long after that I became engrossed in the work of Peter Voulkos so naturally I moved to California.
GLB: Where do you find inspiration?
Dusty: Everywhere! Books and old exhibition catalogues are a great source of inspiration. I especially find it in the natural world- trees, mountains, crystals, down to the cracks of a decaying sidewalk.
GLB: How would you describe your work in 3 words?
Dusty: Organic. Referential. Enduring.
GLB: What is your favorite piece?
Dusty: I hand carved this unglazed lidded vessel. It was fired in an anagama kiln for eight days which has wood fed in every fifteen minutes to keep the temperature at a certain point. The ash that’s created flows through the kiln and settles on the pots which forms a sort of glass. There’s no other way to imitate the l👀k.
GLB: Anything new you are working on that you’d like to talk about?
Dusty: Starting to venture into decorative brush work. There are all these old catalogues that I use for reference and I’m trying to recreate the lost treasures in the photographs.
GLB: Where can we see your work? Buy your pieces?
Dusty: Instagram is the best place to see what I’m currently cooking up. There is an online store (donotduplicate.store) with some pieces. I am always open to commissions and collaborations. Just ask!
GLB: Anything else you would like to share?
Dusty: It’s important to support people that are making things. There’s so much effort and soul that goes into a handmade piece that mass produced items just can’t emulate.