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Samantha Lockwood

Student Artist - Current

Artist Statement

I’m interested in forms that reflect surfaces appearing in nature by incorporating various clay textures and glaze combinations into my work.

I find joy in creating work that connects me to the outdoors.  I love to watch a mountain or tree appear from a few simple carved lines.  I feel connected to the past when pressing lace someone made decades ago into clay in order to create an interesting texture.  I smile when I mark the clay with simple squiggle lines.  Making pottery by hand is a slow and quiet process similar to walking in the woods, knitting by hand, or even rock climbing.  Be present, put down the devices, and breathe in the details.


I returned to clay in 2015 after a long hiatus, I am once again obsessed with the practice and I'm excited to share my work.

Outside of ceramics, I have had many rock climbing, hiking, and bicycling adventures all over the country.  Additionally, I have enjoyed creating mosaics, knitting, and raising money for research and awareness for ovarian cancer.

My ceramics work has been on view in group shows at The Clay Studio and Fleicher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, PA; the District Clay Center Gallery in Washington, DC; and The Clay Center of New Orleans.​

I live in Philadelphia with my husband, Mark, our Pit Mix, Mabel, and Great Dane, Lucy.