About the artist
Hi, I'm Avé (pronounced Ah-vay)! I'm an artist and nerd based out of New Haven, CT. The art in my shop reflects what I love and how I feel. You'll find mostly ceramics along with illustrations from time to time.
I went to university for art, but didn't land on ceramics as my concentration till almost half way though my collegiate career. I received my bachelors from Southern Connecticut State University in 2014, where I focused on and fell in love with sculptural ceramics. I decided to keep going and continued on to UMass Dartmouth for a post baccalaureate in ceramics; that was enough school for me.
Coming out of school in 2016 I snagged a part time job as a color expert for a paint store and started my business. I hopped from market to fair to festival to sell my ceramics, all while building up my online presence. I've shown in galleries, been featured in magazines, wholesaled to boutiques, and collaborated with small businesses along the way. In 2019, I was able to to make this my full time gig, which still seems surreal to me!
Most of my work today features one of three things: feelings, pop culture, or Dungeons & Dragons. I know most creatives feel like they need one thing to be their "schtick" but I just can't limit what I make that way, so I work in series. An ongoing series as been faces and blobs, which touch on themes of anxiety with a dose of humor and levity. I love using the blobs communicate ideas because they're adorable, simple, and relatable. They've become my favorite little characters!
When I'm not working, you can find me watching King of the Hill over Thai food with my husband, playing in one of two campaigns (gnome beastmaster ranger // teifling bard college of lore), enjoying Drag Race with friends, playing ACNH, or chatting with other jfashion lovers. Thank you so much for following along on my artistic journey!