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Alex Schmiechen

Alex Schmiechen has been working with ceramics since early high school and has always loved expressing herself through a wide variety of media. She grew up in Minnesota and then earned a BA in Biological Chemistry at Grinnell College. While at Grinnell she also took several art classes and explored her artistic voice in the campus ceramics studio. Alex originally came to the DC area to work in a cancer biology lab at NIH but is shifting her focus towards art and hopes to send even more time teaching ceramics in the future.

Alex works with many types of media and often translates her paintings and drawings into surface designs on her ceramics work. Her intricate patterns are influenced by the natural world and often incorporate both abstract and realistic depictions. She particularly enjoys ceramics as an art form due to its inherently functional and technical nature. Alex creates a wide variety of wheel thrown forms that include tableware and other home accessories.

At VisArts Alex teaches Try the Wheel, Beginning Wheel Throwing, and assists students during open studio on Sundays. You can view her art on Instagram: @cabynfever or her online store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/cabynfever 

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