Ansel Beck's aim is to create functional art with a recognizable style. Through a consistent process of throwing and altering the form each piece has its own unique characteristics. Creating surface texture using slip and a combination of brushing, pouring, and spraying glazes each piece comes out of the kiln with subtle differences yet still obtaining the same style.
There is a conscious process of creating texture for the hand and the eye to appreciate. Creating ceramics inspired by English, Japanese, and American pottery. Ansel's goal is to create work that is both tactile and visually interesting. Making work that is meant for daily use.
Originally from the midwest born in Columbus Ohio. He now lives in the the pacific north west in Arcata California. Ansel is inspired by the colors of the sunsets, the ocean and the redwood forest.