WELCOME TO KESTREL CLAY
Kestrel Clay is name given to ceramic works of Chad Collins and is the place where The artistic talents of Chad Collins and Megan Jones meet. Are you interested in pieces by a certain artist? Want to learn how we do what we do? Want to host us for an artist lecture or demo? Want to Commission one or both artists? Follow our work and learn about our process.
WHO WE ARE
What we do
Chad Collins is multidimensional artist whose work has led into mostly focus on Pottery and its ability to directly work impact the daily life of the owner, by working to elevate the most mundane tasks into aesthetic experiences. a well made pot is both aesthetically engaging and tactiley inviting. Simple meal or drink can be consumed disposed of without thought adding nothing but the calories need to sustain your self for the day. Chad pots invites the user to pause and enjoy the tactile quality of the work while the bold color work invites the eye around the form. Bold glaze colors and forms push and pull the eye while inviting your hands to touch and hold. Chad Collins received his BA in History and BFA in Painting from the University of Central Missouri in 2009 and his MAT in Art Education from the University of Central Missouri in 201
Sculpture and illustration
Multi Talented artist Megan Jones. works across a spectrum of media of Sculpture, illustration and painting. Her subject matter most often falls into the natural realm but frequently branches in to the surreal and or playful. All while maintaining a high level of artistic skill in its execution. Megan received her BFA in Painting and Illustration from the University of Central Missouri in 2010, and her MFA in Illustration Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Arts (MICA) in 2014
This section features the combined work of Chad Collins and Megan Jones. These Studio partners combine their own personal voices to create series of work or occasionally stand alone pieces of a greater scale. Their collaboration most often takes the form of Chad's Hand thrown cups and vases with Megan's beautiful illustrations of animals and fantastic creatures.
Kansas City, MO, USA