Zoe Craig is a printmaker and potter living and working in rural southwest Wisconsin. Her art explores the boundaries that exist, or seem to exist, between ourselves and the world outside us. With her work, she examines the ways that humans personally and culturally interact with places and landscapes, as well as the objects, plants, and animals that reside within those places. Within this, her art explores the many relationships between humans and their environments and the ways that we see, interpret, and tell stories about our worlds. Themes that are common in her work include: longing, boundaries, relationships, ecology, ownership, light, the making of things and storytelling.
Zoe makes handthrown pottery that is design focused, fun and functional. She plays with color and surface design, making her own glazes and using simple brush strokes and wax resist to create shapes and lines. As someone who feels a relationship to the things she owns, she thinks that the items we choose to live with are important, and that the items we use each day gain meaning through their use, holding an importance in the rhythms of our daily lives. The feel, the texture, the weight, the aesthetic of a mug or bowl can help us to create a space and lifestyle that is our own. She has apprenticed with potter Maureen Karlstad for the last two years, learning how to run a clay studio and teaching beginning pottery classes.
Zoe received her BA in Environmental Studies from Carleton College in 2014 with a focus on landscapes and perceptions. She interned at Highpoint Printmaking Studio for a season after graduating and now makes her prints in whatever space she can find in the places she lives, printing slowly using the back of a spoon. Among other projects, she is currently working on a photography and writing project that will document everything she owns and her relationships to those things. She is available for graphic design projects and occasional commissions. You can see more of her work on instagram @zoefrancescraig
Interested in purchasing something? Due to time and inventory constraints, I don't have my shop up and running currently, but please don't hesitate to reach out with interest or questions on pricing, shipping, stock, etc. Send me an email is firstname.lastname@example.org, I'd love to hear from you!