Audrey Rosulek was born, raised, educated and currently resides in Montana. A graduate of the University of Montana with a BFA in painting and drawing, her introduction to clay began in 2009 with community pottery classes and regional workshops. Audrey’s functional ceramic work, which is continually inspired by the snowy mountains that surround her, now combines her background in drawing with her love of clay. She has been a Resident Artist at The Clay Studio of Missoula, and selected as an Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly magazine. “I translate my daily landscape into playful abstract drawings that wrap around the surface of my ceramic pots. My drawings are full of scribbles and smudges, which can be a form of spontaneous expression or a means to hide something that wasn’t good enough. When I am making pottery, the forms I create are soft and smooth, offering a sense of gentleness to the user. Some areas of my pots receive glaze, providing protection, while other spaces are left raw, exposed, and vulnerable. My pots are intended for use. A space exists between people and pottery where quiet exchange can happen. Handmade pots hold nourishment for the spirit and body and, in return, are held close by those that own and use them.