03 Jan Caitlin Deane
Vessel :: A hollow container used for holding liquids or other contents; a person into whom some quality is infused or received. A vessel is not just something waiting to be filled defined by its negative space, but rather a conduit for energy or transportation. As humans we are vessels, taking in the world through our senses both seen and unseen with the ability to channel ideas, create, and express.
Caitlin is a vessel maker and lover of earth-based crafts. After receiving her BFA in Ceramics from MICA in 2012, she left the east coast to pursue the vastness of the Mojave Desert, an education in natural building, and a career in production pottery.
Her discovery of clay and its endless possibilities opened a path for her to develop a reverence towards local and natural materials. Over the past decade, this reverence inspired Caitlin to study wilderness skills and ancestral arts that help her connect more deeply with others and the world around her. Crafting with gourds has become a natural evolution of Caitlin’s ceramic work and deepens her practice of creating with intention.
Residing in the Illinois Valley of Southern Oregon since 2019, Caitlin currently shares her passion for the arts through her work as a Managing Director at The Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans. When she’s not at the Guild, she is hiking among the Siskiyous, gardening, practicing yoga, and working in her pottery studio adjacent to Cedar Bloom.
Caitlin Deane will be sharing Gourd Bowls.