"I choose to create functional work, knowing that when a piece goes home with someone it will be incorporated into their daily rituals. Drinking coffee, eating dinner, or sharing a drink with a loved one are all small movements performed each day that can be made special by a handmade vessel."
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Britney Smith has been studying clay and experimenting with ceramics for nearly a decade. With Britney Smith Ceramics, she focuses on creating functional ceramic art that utilizes clean lines, minimalist shapes, and geometric forms. She also plays with glazing and firing techniques to create a variety of finishes. The result is a line of utilitarian products that range from mugs and flasks to salt and pepper shakers. She loves that clay has the potential to become anything, including functional art and products that you get to interact with, intimately, each day.
Britney is a member of the founding cohort of ORIGINS, a PG&H sister program and platform that celebrates and supports Black makers in Pittsburgh; learn more at ORIGINSpgh.org.