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June 24th-July 22nd Window Artist Chanamon Ratanalert

Stop by Pinckney Clay and checkout her window display. We have a display of ghosts from illustrations into clay objects. Checkout her cute stickers and ceramic art.

Chanamon took a three year hiatus away from working with clay and now she's back!

1. Where are you from and how long have you been in the Bay Area? 

I am originally from the suburbs of northern New Jersey. I moved here for work after college about 9 years ago.

2. What music have you been listening to lately? Is there an album that has been on heavy rotation? 

I’ve been really into Ariana Grande’s new album Eternal Sunshine lately. 

3. How did you come to clay?  

I first worked with clay back in elementary school and my love for it really blossomed in 6th grade. After grade school, I didn’t have access to work with clay, so I leapt at the chance to take wheel-throwing classes when I moved to San Francisco. It was an instant reconnection with my love for the medium. I would go to the studio for hours after work to just decompress and be present in the art process. From there, I progressed to hand building and painting designs onto my pots, which lead me to my current career as an illustrator!

4. Are you a fan of any specific art movement? 

I love impressionism despite how different it is from the work I create. I just love observing all the individual textures and colors up close, and seeing how they form beautiful images and gestures as a whole.

5. How do you find ways to incorporate art into your life?  

This is a tricky question to answer because being an artist is my job. Ever since pursuing art full-time about 3 years ago, I’ve lost some of the joy and ability to just be creative without thinking about my business. Now, I’m trying to incorporate art into my personal life in other ways through picking up various craft projects, visiting art shows, and simply observing all the beauty around me.

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