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Juana Gnecco

Juana Gnecco

"I grew up in Bogota, Colombia, surrounded by handmade objects and with a love of working with my hands. I started making pots after moving to Athens Ga., and discovering the wonderful pots made in the area, which seemed to always be present whenever friends would gather to share food. After a decade and a half of making pots full time, I’m still inspired by how pottery brings warmth and connection to our daily lives. 

My work is also influenced by the simple forms of terra-cotta and black clay tableware I encountered in markets when living in  Colombia and Southern Mexico. My forms are either thrown and altered, or hand built, and, these days, I fire my work in an electric kiln. The contrast of a dark clay body and white slips provides me with many opportunities for surface decoration; from simple geometric brush strokes around a pot, to my more detailed sgraffito drawings of things encountered in my semi-urban landscape. I also use different resist techniques to add or subtract botanical or geometric designs for low-contrast, monochromatic motifs under a white or a copper green glaze. All of these techniques complement and inform each other, creating a playfully varied body of work of pots made for candles, flowers, and food."

  • $110
    Juana Gnecco

    Night City Pitcher

    This pitcher is full of warmth and character. It is made of black clay and measures 7.25 x 5.75 x 5.25". Please reference 22JG04 if calling the gal...

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  • $100
    Juana Gnecco

    Covered Jar

    This jar is full of warmth and character. It is made of black clay and measures 8 x 5.25". Please reference 22JG15 if calling the gallery to inquire.

  • $70
    Juana Gnecco

    Star Dinner Plate

    This plate is beautiful and functional. It is made of black clay and measures 1.25 x 9.5". Please reference 22JG17 if calling the gallery to inquire.

  • $70
    Juana Gnecco

    Star Dinner Plate

    This plate is beautiful and functional. It is made of black clay and measures 1.25 x 9.25". Please reference 22JG16 if calling the gallery to inquire.

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    $60
    Juana Gnecco

    Cruet

    This cruet is full of warmth and character. It is made of brown clay and measures 4.75 x 4 x 2.5". Please reference 22JG07 if calling the gallery t...

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  • $55
    Juana Gnecco

    Mug

    This mug is full of warmth and character. It measures 3.75 x 4.5 x 3.25". Please reference 22JG21 if calling the gallery to inquire.