Squishy, Funny Clay: The Art of Alexandra Standen

Alexandra Standen has all sorts of cool stuff going on with her work. What kept popping into my mind as I looked through her site was that she makes a lot of work, and she makes various styles of work, but within each grouping everything is very similar and within what seems like some boundaries or rules she set for herself.

When I look at artists’ work, I often wonder if they are so fascinated by a certain color or shape that they must explore that concept until they simply grow weary of it.

ceramic artwork of Alexandra Standen

I understand that idea, but I could never get there as an artist- instead I just bounced around and made all sorts of images. They were similar in style and medium, but really strayed much further away from a central concept than some artists.

Within each of these groupings, I love how Alexandra has found a voice and stuck with it, and I find each group of finger-marked, wonky shapes funny and quirky, and I sort of want to hug them.

Alexandra’s website


What do you think?

Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.


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