Hello! I’m David Swenson, please call me Swen! I am a ceramic and sound artist from Clearwater, Minnesota. I am also a ceramic instructor at various institutions around the Twin Cities area. I have been working with clay since 2002 and teaching since 2009.
Artist Statement: My work is about nostalgia and play. These pieces are meant to evoke feelings of times past, and to revere the motifs and patterns from historical decorative arts. They offer a contemporary perspective of those traditions while re-contextualizing their content. These objects are meant to embellish the home and daily practices, as well as to provide their services and entertainment.