Collection: Ian M. Petrie

Philadelphia, PA

Ian M. Petrie received his BFA in ceramics from the University of Minnesota in 2013. He was awarded the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship at Northern Clay Center in 2013 and served as a resident artist at the Worcester Center for Crafts from 2016-2018. Petrie’s body of functional pottery devotedly references the comic book universe and celebrates the tradition of illustration. Using a quill pen to draw each comic frame and then screen-printing the narratives by hand, his pots reveal an intentionally imperfect style. The gold or silver luster on his pieces is designed to slowly wear off over time and reveal the image beneath. Petrie encourages the user to consider the presented single moment of the story, and learn to experience it from all angles.