Collection: Joshua Paul Hebbert

Bornholm, Denmark

Originally from rural western Nebraska, Joshua Hebbert now lives in Bornholm, Denmark, where he is the ceramic technician for the Royal Danish Academy. He received his BFA at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and his MFA from the University of Colorado-Boulder. Before relocating to Denmark, he spent six years in Philadelphia, where he was a resident at The Clay Studio and taught at a variety of institutions, including the Maryland Institute College of Art. Hebbert’s ceramic practice is centered on experimentation and mold making as a generative process to create slip cast vessels with organically mottled colors. His process includes using plaster molds to capture prototypes, then layering colored slips to reflect and play with different moments of interior and exterior space. After taking slip cast pots out of their molds, Hebbert carves off the outer layer, unearthing unpredictable shapes and patterns. He poetically likens this process to constellations becoming visible in the night sky—shapes shift and evolve and transform.