“Play is the engine that propels my studio practice and gives me freedom and satisfaction in the process. I respond intuitively to materials, collaborating with the structural property of the material and my artistic touch for art and design. I am interested in the place where chaos and order intersect and where tradition meets improvisation. I use bright and unexpected colors in combination with graphic patterns to inspire a sense of tactility and joy for the viewer. I celebrate imperfections and the vulnerable quality of the hand-drawn line as a metaphor for invitation and connectedness. I send work into the world with the intention of providing exuberant and playful spaces and objects for the viewer.”
Eleanor Anderson is a Cleveland based artist who works across a broad range of media including ceramics, textiles, prints and collage. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY, The Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY, Studio Kura, Japan, and Praxis Fiber Studio. She was the 9th Semester Fellow in Design at Colorado College in 2014. In 2018 she finished a two year Core Fellowship at Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina. She is currently an adjunct-professor in the Foundations Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art.