"Dehmie Dehmlow grew up in Denver, Colorado. She makes pottery and mixed media modular sculptures that tell stories using found materials, ceramics, and other fabricated objects. She loves to teach ceramics and sculpture. She earned her BA in Ceramics and Pre-Medical Sciences from Colorado State University. In addition to ceramics Dehmie’s background is in caregiving for elderly and adults with disabilities. Dehmie was a ceramics intern at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado before she was selected as the 2019 Salad Days Artist in Residence at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Maine. Dehmie then completed a Post-Baccalaureate program at Louisiana State University. She received her MFA from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After her MFA Dehmie was selected as the 2022-2023 Artist in Residence at PrattMunson Art Institute in Utica, New York. She is currently the ceramic artist in residence at Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, KS. Dehmie enjoys being outside with her dog, Hadlee, and observing the world and people around her."
Ceramic Material Information...
Most of my work is fired to cone 5 in an oxidation environment, meaning an electric kiln. Some of the pots you see on my website and instagram are cone 6 soda and cone 10 soda, salt or wood.
Terra sigilatas are my favorite material to use in my ceramic surface design process. They take on texture so beautifully. All of my sigs are stained with either mason stains, oxides or carbonates.
I also use underglaze, glaze, oxide/carbonate and borax washes!
The dots are Stroke and Coats by Mayco!
I have been really fortunate to have moved lived all over the country for different opportunities in my artistic career. Check out my instagram to follow Hadlee and I's story in more detail!
300 Word Artist Statement
Below is a preview to a google drive folder with many examples of the photos I've taken of buildings and houses in the various places I have lived. To see these photos up close click the box-arrow in the top right corner of the scrolling grid of thumbnail images.
I love these scenes.
Reciprical moments of bouyancy.
The ineffable experience of relating to something so much the moment becomes reciprocal.