“Maguelonne Ival (Mag) was born and raised in France and has lived in Corvallis, Ore., since 2004. She started ceramics there and never stopped. The pandemic made her realize how central ceramics is to her life, and led her to create her company “Terre des Oules” (loosely translated “land of ceramics”). Mag sells her ceramics online and at craft markets around Oregon, has published an article about ceramics on the online site Oregon Artswatch and has been teaching colored clay workshops in Salem and Corvallis.
Mag uses porcelain and colored clay to create both functional and sculptural ceramic pieces. She creates patterns with the colored clay, using the Japanese Nerikomi technique, then uses these patterns to Hand-build some pieces, or add handles or decorative accents to Wheel-thrown pieces.
Lately she has been making egg-shaped sculptures that can be completely round, balanced on a tripod base or stacked within each other so you can interact with them. She decorates them in various ways by carving, using colored slip, Nerikomi patterns and any other techniques she can dream up, some requiring soap bubbles or cheese cloth.
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