About Andi Moran
Andiís studio, "Objects," is shared with her husband Robert and located in the pine-forested hill country of north Louisiana. It sits several hundred feet behind the renovated farmhouse they have lived in since they were married in 1980. Andi and Robert met at the nearby college town, which is home to Louisiana Tech where they both studied, and both eventually became teachers. Andi has also studied at Penland, Arrowmont and the Clay Studio. She and Robert founded Objects in 1988. Since 1996 Andi has devoted herself to full-time work there. The Morans have exhibited in over 80 juried and invitational shows throughout the country including the Smithsonian Craft show.
Andi works with a vocabulary of forms and palette of finishes, which evoke the archaic and primordial. Most of the work is low-fired white earthenware clay. To give the illusion of a time-wrought patina, ceramic finishes involve the appplication of acids to achieve oxidation and rusting. Her sculptures and vessels derive from tribal, biological, botanical, mechanical and architectonic references.