Michele Quan

New York
Michele Quan (MQuan) designs and sculpts handmade ceramic art and objects for the home & garden. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Michele moved to New York City in 1984 to study graphic design & photography at Parsons School of Design. Cornerstones of her work are garlands, bells and skulls. The pieces become a canvas for her love of drawing, painting, text and color. Many of the images are rooted in the visual symbols of Eastern iconography- their
meaning and beauty of which she is continuously in awe. The work is an ongoing attempt to articulate that wonder. Forms are built by hand, wheel thrown, or slip cast in stoneware, earthenware, and porcelain in NYC. Original models for slip cast work are hand sculpted and all images are painted or drawn by hand. ‘My hope is that they serve both as objects of contemplation to inspire reverence and as a source of encouragement and refuge’.