Megan Daloz’s clay work is painstakingly decorated with images of bees, botanicals, mopeds, minotaurs and other creatures one frequently encounters in an urban setting. Recorded and rendered with the practiced eye of a naturalist, her pieces capture the un-affected essence of free-range dinosaurs, cage-free weasels, and a profusion of botanicals. Her work is functional, fun and scientific!
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Megan Daloz at MudFire
Gallery group showResident Artist Show 2014
Gallery group show Fur and Feathers, April 2013
Solo Exhibition Field Studies, March 2011
Gallery group show Holiday Show, November 2010
Gallery group show de la Fleur, February 2012
Megan Daloz Artist Bio
Megan Daloz studied glass sculpture, printmaking and ceramics at Alfred University, and is currently a studio potter and a full-time commercial illustrator. She received her BA in Fine Arts from Alfred University in May of 2006 and has been working to maintain a steady flow of artwork ever since. She lives in Atlanta and is a part-time glass artist and a resident artist and instructor at MudFire Clayworks.
Megan Daloz Artist Statement
As tired of a cliche as it may seem, process is very important to me as an artist and I am drawn always to the ritual nature of making. It satisfies some deep part of my mental interworkings and brings me absolute happiness. Each of my pieces is one of a kind. I throw the pot, I trim it, I sgraffito each image by hand. I use latex and wax resists to glaze patterns that interlock with my imagery. It's tedious. My eyes get tired and my hands get crampy. Perhaps the whole thing is a little bit masochistic, I'm unsure. But I do it anyway. Why? Because each finished piece is a small celebration, followed by the strong desire to make another. I relish the quiet moments that I have alone with my clay, carving and drawing. I enjoy watching miniature portraits of my psyche materialize on the surface of the clay, and then slowly evolve toward independence. As each piece matures I am always suprised by its trajectory. I make for selfish reasons, and in the end I want for my pots what every mother wants for her children. I hope that they end up beautiful, successful, smart and smartly dressed, and of course- fabulously wealthy.