Shouldn’t the dinner table be a work of art? For Dyann Myers, the answer is an elegant but most definite yes. She works in porcelain because of its opposing natures of being one of the densest materials when fired yet supple and fluid when thrown on the wheel. Its purity lends to a clean, bright color palette and lends itself to tactile intrigue.
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Dyann Myers at MudFire
Group show Asheville in Atlanta, September 2011
Dyann Myers Artist Statement
I love functional pottery which is also beautiful and elegant. It is my continuing quest to create work which will be used daily yet have the feel of luxury. Often my pieces are inspired directly by my love of cooking and the desire to display even the most mundane meal in a visually pleasing manner. Shouldn't the dinner table be a work of art?
I choose to work in porcelain because of its opposing natures of being one of the densest materials when fired to high temperature yet being incredibly fluid when thrown on the wheel. Its purity lends to a clean, bright color palette and it has a beautiful ring when gently struck. I carve my pots at the leather hard stage to give visual and tactile intrigue and also because I simply enjoy the act of it.
Having recently moved to Asheville from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, I am finding my work is moving and changing as well. I am being drawn more toward decorative forms based in classical styles. It is still my wish that the pieces contain an intimacy - something that asks the beholder to reach out and touch.
Dyann Myers Artist Bio
I moved to Asheville, NC in the fall of 2010 and am still in the process of figuring out my life in clay here. I currently have a private studio in at the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts in the River Arts District where I am meeting wonderful artists and new friends.
For the previous 12 years I lived outside of St. Paul, Minnesota in the beautiful St. Croix River valley where I had a studio and kiln in the woods, full of solitude and quiet inspiration. I taught pottery classes at a community studio in Minneapolis for 10 years where I also fired the gas kiln for the rental studio members. I participated in many local and regional art fairs, gallery shows and exhibits while living in Minnesota.
Although I do not have a formal degree in ceramics I am by no means self-taught. I participated in numerous workshops around the country with many different artists, including a 2-month concentration at the Penland School of Crafts. My formal degrees are in classical music, oboe performance. And although I no longer play the oboe, I can, on occasion, be heard to pick a banjo note or two.