Currently, Lindsay Oesterritter currently the Director of Objective Clay LLC and a full time studio potter. She earned her MFA from Utah State University in Logan Utah, MA from the University of Louisville in Louisville Kentucky, and BA at Transylvania University in Lexington Kentucky. Before this she held the position of Associate Professor of Ceramics at Western Kentucky University (2009-2015), had the fortune to be a resident artist at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg (2008-2009) and in Australia at Strathnairn Arts Association (summer of 2009). She has had the opportunity to lecture and exhibit nationally and internationally and is continually inspired by the craft community.
My work is inspired by the inseparable relationship between time and place, and form and surface.
River stones, worn leather, and antique industrial objects are all uniquely changed by the environment in which they exist. When I work with clay I convey a similar narration of time and place. I work in an intentionally straightforward manner, choosing the clay and combination of processes for the marks that will be left behind. The processes of making are recorded on the surface of the object and begin to reveal the qualities of the material and tell a visual story.
I utilize the wood firing process and reduction cool techniques to continue to highlight form and surface variations, and reference the slow and continuous passage of time. Through wood firing, the form and surface become unique to the singular object.