BFA FINE ARTS
(SHE / HER / HERS)
“Pleasure to me is wonder--the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless things that lurks behind superficial mutability.” -H.P. Lovecraft
I create abstract ceramic sculptures that balances my study of both horror and nature. My work is highly inspired by my understanding of the unknowing by H.P. Lovecraft. I use this concept as an influence for how my sculptures blend into nature and how the textures that I create can blend into nature. The purpose of my work is to create a sense of both beauty and Unsettling, The work is aesthetically beautiful but the textures creates a uneasy and alluring emotion. I work in a mixture of different ways with clay, I mix a dark-reddish clay myself following a recipe. I make sculptures where the textures are created from different combination of glazes and follow a very natural color palette that can be seen in underwater sealife. The other types of sculptures I create incorporate nature directly. I take branches, roots and tree stumps and add clay to it to make it look as if the clay is infesting it. I like to incorporate different material to these pieces such as colored sand, melted wax, and colored salt to create the texture that continue the disturbing qualities. The work is overall a reflection of the beauty of nature and the disturbing quality that nature possesses. The understanding that there will always be the unknowing adds to the mystery of the pieces and how they fit into the overall world.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Savannah Vetter’s sculptures challenge the lines of aesthetically beautiful and disturbing. Considering her love for horror film, special effects and nature, she creates abstract ceramic sculptures that demonstrates an understanding of the attraction and abominable essence of nature. Diving deep in the works of H.P. Lovecraft, she uses the demented imagination from the stories to inspire her creations. Savannah displays her work at the Clay studio in Old City in Philadelphia and received her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design.