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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."

  • $65
    Juana Gnecco


    This adorable plate has a lot of character. It measures 1 x 8.75". Please reference 22JG49 if calling the gallery to inquire.  

  • $90
    Juana Gnecco

    Fruit Bowl

    This simple bowl still has a lot of character. It measures 6.25 x 9.75 x 6.5". Please reference 22JG50 if calling the gallery to inquire.  

  • Sold
    Juana Gnecco

    Handbuilt Bottle

    This bottle is full of warmth and character. It measures 9.5 x 9.75 x 5". Please reference 22JG51 if calling the gallery to inquire.  

  • $450
    Juana Gnecco


    This lovely basket has a lot of character. It measures 15.5 x 14". Please reference 22JG52 if calling the gallery to inquire.  

  • $600
    Juana Gnecco


    This lovely lamp has a lot of character. Including the shade, it measures 23 x 12 x 8". Please reference 22JG53 if calling the gallery to inquire...

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