Philadelphia, PA

Celia Feldberg

Selected Work

About Celia Feldberg

I make earthenware pottery which I slip and sgraffito to tell stories. Since making this work I have a new reaction to things that happen in my life, which is I should make a mug about this. I strive for my pottery to be touchable and practical, and for the illustrations to be joyous, or at least comforting in some way. I chase the quality of a memory with sensitive line work and soft colors. My characters are informed by storybooks and films that anthropomorphize animals to make everything a bit less real and a bit more charming and funny. I like when my drawings are both niche and relatable. The best part is when people feel uplifted by the pieces and connect the narrative to their own experiences. I want my imagery to exist on utilitarian pottery so it can be seen and engaged with often, on many different occasions, and hopefully, over a long time.