Augusta Handmade Fair

Our Spring Event is on May 4th from 12-4pm.

CROOMER ART

unique ceramic pottery

Meet The Artist

WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?
Hello, my name is Niki Croom. I am a ceramicist based in Greenville, SC. I received my BFA from Alfred University in Alfred, NY concentrating in ceramics and painting. I currently work for two different ceramic artists as their assistant. Creating whimsical and unique ceramic pieces is my passion.

DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.
I throw and alter forms that are simultaneously delicate and robust. I use underglaze to intuitively decorate each piece with pattern, relatable imagery, and subtle humor. I then brush/ dip glaze over the piece and it’s fired to cone 6.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
I get inspiration from my pen and ink illustrations and my paintings that focus on the female figure. I also have many shelves of mugs in my studio that I’ve bought or did art trades for that inspire me.

FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.
I love listening to audiobooks while I work! And I’m obsessed with coffee, tea and Harry Potter!

WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?
It’s what I’ve always done. As soon as I’m inspired (which is very often) I have to create. It’s how I process the world around me.

WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?
Whenever something doesn’t work out, like a piece broke or you were rejected from a show, there is always something to learn from it. Use what you learned from that failure and try again.