Meredith Chernick loves clay. She loves having her hands in clay, creating beautiful forms and textured, tactile pieces. She spends her days making pots to be used and enjoyed on a daily basis. She believes that functional pottery should start with form in mind. She designs and throws each piece to work at...
Meredith Chernick loves clay. She loves having her hands in clay, creating beautiful forms and textured, tactile pieces. She spends her days making pots to be used and enjoyed on a daily basis. She believes that functional pottery should start with form in mind. She designs and throws each piece to work at its fullest potential. Coffee cups are designed to keep coffee warm and have a comfortable handle. Bowls have a beautiful curve as well as a lovely rim to hold as the bowl frames the contents within it. Clay is an inherent part of who she is and a natural expression and extension of her vocabulary. She is happiest when creating. She personally designs, throws, forms, glazes, fires and photographs each piece of work in the studio her husband built for her — Fern Street Pottery Studio (est. 2013).
Meredith has had her hands in clay her entire life, beginning with clay classes at the Bellevue Parks department throughout her school years. She later returned to teach those same classes to the next generation. She attended Western Washington University and attained her degree in Art Education, with an emphasis in Ceramics. She's also taught in public schools and was an Adjunct Instructor at the Northwest College of Art and Design for 19 years.
Her clay community is a part of who she is. She is a former President of the Washington Clay Arts Association (WCA) and currently serves as a board member, an active member of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), an Advisory Committee member for the North Kitsap School District's Career and Technical Education, and the LadyMakers of Seattle. After dedicating years to Art Education - she feels it is a great privilege to now be able to turn her time and creative energy to focus on her own art work.
Meredith is a true northwest baby, born and raised in Washington State, and spending time hiking, biking, kayaking, exploring the beauty of the verdant environment, enjoying the salty, barnacled beaches of Puget Sound. She lives a charmed life on Fern Street, in the tiny town of Indianola, in Kitsap County—a ferry ride from Seattle, where her studio is in her forested backyard.