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about the artist

Alex Slydel grew up in central North Carolina. They received their BFA in Sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in Asheville, NC in 2018, and their  MFA in Applied Craft and Design from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR in 2021.

Alex looks both outward to plants and animals, as well as inward to lived experience and identity for inspiration. The handmade nature of their work shows no two pots or paintings are the same just as no two people are the same. Half of the beauty is in noticing the subtle differences.

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