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Addison Woolsey

Addison Woolsey

2023 Resident

Addison Woolsey is a clay artist who lives and works between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. His work explores the specific ways that ceramics — in its various iterations as sculpture, craft, vessel, folk art — can help us understand what it means to be human, to be alive, and to live with others.

His sculptures and vessels are built at varying scales dependent on the constraints of local studio access. Acknowledging and responding to these constraints turns the studio into an ethnographic site, where clay, glaze, form, and firing atmosphere serve as indexes of the cultural and geological context of ceramic production.

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