Eric Van Eimeren

Eric resides in Helena Montana. He earned his BA from San Diego State University and his MFA from Alfred University New York. Eric was also a resident at the Archie Bray Foundation. His work is represented in numerous prestigious collections, including the Smithsonian. He states "I enjoy the challenge of finding innovative solutions to the centuries old problems regarding functional ceramics. I am inspired by the fact that despite thousands of years of pottery making, we can still leave our studios today having created something new. The idea that form follows function rings true for me, however; I believe that function can, at times, be persuaded to follow sculptural form, creating an interesting dialogue between utility and sculpture.

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