SIMONE BODMER TURNER (b. 1990, California)
Simone Bodmer Turner lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her initial draw to ceramics was based on the desire for a tactile and malleable experience and fascination with a material born of the earth itself. Leaving behind the pottery wheel in favor of hand building, her pieces are created using traditional methods of construction such as coils and slump molds. To perfect her skills, Bodmer Turner worked under a master potter near Oaxaca, Mexico honing her hand building technique, as well as her appreciation for the role that ceramics have held in both everyday life and culture, throughout human history. Bodmer Turner’s works reference ancient forms and intentionally exhibit imperfections left by the artist’s hand. She intends through this slow and “of the body” way of working to call attention to the importance of ritual and ceremony rather than disposability.
Bodmer Turner’s work has been exhibited internationally, including in 2019 shows at the Salone de Mobile, Milan, Italy, NYC x Design Week and London Design Week.