Miranda Blas Art
Miranda Blas is a multi-media Latina artist working primarily in atmospheric-fired ceramics. Her colorful and feminist work disrupts the binary of craft and fine art. Most of Miranda’s work is both sculptural and functional, designed to be used in the home and appreciated as fine art. Inspired by nature, art history, and the earthy experience of being a woman, Miranda’s unique style is sculptural and painterly. Each one-of-a-kind piece is hand sculpted or thrown on the wheel and altered. Then the artist painstakingly glazes her work by brushing on hand-mixed glazes.
Educated as a Plein Air oil painter in the south of France, Miranda’s ceramic work has a vibrant, impressionist quality. After being glazed, the ceramic works are fired in an atmospheric method like raku, pit fire, or wood fire. During the firing, the flames, smoke, and combustibles contribute to a totally unique work of art.
Miranda Blas received her undergraduate degree from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and her MFA from the Leo Marchutz School of Painting and Drawing in Aix-en-Provence, France. She now lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.