The Artists

Meredith Chernick

Pottery: functional/sculptural

(360) 509-6598

instagram: @fernstreetpottery

Meredith's work ranges from functional ware with intentional design, to sculpture which celebrates nature's meticulous attention to detail.

I strive for my pottery to have elegance and balance in your hands; it should fit into your life, and into your hands in a beautiful, satisfying way. Functional pottery should start with form in mind. I design and throw each piece to work at its fullest potential. Coffee cups are intended to keep your coffee warm and have a comfortable handle. Bowls have a beautiful curve as well as a lovely rim where the glaze pools as it frames the contents of the bowl. I enjoy the satisfaction of throwing and producing well designed, functional works to be used and enjoyed as a part of daily life.

I have had my hands in clay my entire life, from elementary school, through college where I attained my degree in Art Education, with an emphasis in Ceramics from Western Washington University. I have taught in public schools and was an Adjunct Instructor at the Northwest College of Art and Design for 19 years. I have dedicated years to Art Education- what a privilege it is to now be able to turn my time and creative energy to my own art work. Clay is an inherent part of who I am, a natural expression and extension of my vocabulary. I am happiest when creating. I personally design, throw, form, glaze, fire and photograph each piece of work from my studio. I love clay. I love having my hands in clay, creating beautiful forms and textured, tactile pieces.

Community involvement is a part of my work life. I am currently the Co-President for the Washington Clay Arts Association (WCA), an active member of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), National Clay Week (NCW), Pottery Northwest, the Seattle LadyMakers professional craft collective, and I am working on the creation of the Kitsap Clay Artists Guild.

A true northwest baby, I was born and raised in Washington, spending time hiking, biking, kayaking, exploring the beauty of the verdant environment, enjoying the salty, barnacled beaches of Puget Sound. I live a charmed life on Fern Street, in the tiny town of Indianola, a ferry ride from Seattle, where my studio is in my forested backyard. I am living the dream with my husband, two sons, a Great Pyrenees, and five pugs who litter my studio as well as rule my life.

Meredith's work is currently featured at:
Bellevue Art Museum Store, (Bellevue Art Museum)
Danger Gallery (Bainbridge Island)
Bloedel Reserve (Bainbridge Island)
Good Earth Pottery (Bellingham)
Thistle and Floral Home (Kingston)
The Indianola Store
Edmonds Springfest
Art in the Woods studio tour (North Kitsap)
and by appointment at her Fern Street Pottery Studio in Indianola.