Lindsay Oesterritter is originally from Louisville Kentucky, which is where she first started working in clay. While studying ceramics at the University of Louisville, Utah State University, and traveling abroad in China and Australia, Lindsay was able to focus her research and work with a wide range of raw materials and clay bodies.
Lindsay now lives and works in her home studio in Manassas, Virginia. She fires her kiln about four times a year, and is still regularly testing new materials and forms.
When I work with clay I aim to convey a narration of time and place. I work in an intentionally straightforward manner, choosing the clay and combination of processes for the marks that will be left on the vessel. The processes of making are recorded on the surface of the object and begin to reveal the qualities of the material and tell a visual story.
My work is inspired by the inseparable relationship between time and place, form and surface. The surfaces I am most drawn to which inspire my current line of work are achieved by reduction cooling with a wood kiln. The majority of my wares are unglazed, letting the clay play a large role in the finished wood fired surfaces.