Samantha McIntyre (aka The Soda Fountain) is a self-taught artist who began making as a therapeutic practice to combat depression in 2019. Her works embrace imperfections in form and the marks made by hands. The process of making the ceramic objects, and the calm meditative state it generates, reconnected the artist with happy memories in childhood playing chess with her grandfather. An absorption in these happy moments resulted in painting a check pattern on her ceramic objects. Each piece requires many hours of calm and considered painting and every object is unique. Forms and patterns vary with mood.
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Artist image by Phillip Huynh.