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Sanam Emami

Biography to Display: 

Born Iran

EDUCATION

1993 BA History, Ceramics Minor, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

1997 Post Baccalaureate in Ceramics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

2002 MFA Ceramics, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

2003-2004 Adjunct Assistant Professor, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York

2004-2007 Visiting Assistant Professor, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York

2007-2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

2013— Associate Professor, Department of Art, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

RESIDENCIES

1998–2000 Artist in Residence, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

2006 Artist in Residence, Artists Invite Artists Program, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine

2010 Artist in Residence, ART 342, Fort Collins, Colorado

2014 Artist in Residence, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Sanam Emami is known for utilitarian pottery and tile. Depending on the form, work is thrown, hand built or slip cast. Emami’s art reflects her Iranian roots and Pre-Islamic and Islamic Art.  This is reflected in the shapes of and impressions on the clay form as well as in the subtle surface decoration, pattern and imagery. Emami states she is interested in playing with the idea of representation within the broad scope of Islamic art and architecture. Some techniques used to explore these ideas are silk screen, stencil, carving and the use of translucent glazes over a dark clay body.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

ANEW Financial Services-Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, Nebraska

rosenfieldcollection.com

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

“A Collusion of Culture and Artistry.” The Crafts Report (April 2013).

Emami, Sanam. “In Search of Boundaries.” The Studio Potter 38 (Summer/Fall 2010).

____________. “Marvelous Mud: Clay Around the World.” Ceramics Monthly (September 2011)

Feats of Clay XVII Exhibition Catalogue. Lincoln, CA: Gladding McBean, 2004.

Galloway, Julia, and Ray Hemachandra. 500 Vases: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Form. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2010. 
Hannah, Caroline. “Tulip Vases and Trivets: Contemporary Ceramics by Sanam Emami.” The Magazine Antiques (March 2009).

Hatch, Molly, “Interview with Sanam Emami,” American Craft (September 2, 2008), https://craftcouncil.org/post/interview-sanam-emami.

Hluch, Kevin. The Art of Contemporary Pottery. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 2001.

Howe, Liz, “Continental Divide.” Ceramics Monthly (January 2010).

Martin, Andrew. The Essential Guide to Mold Making & Slip Casting. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2007.

“Sanam Emami: Channeling the Silk Road.” Ceramics Monthly (April 2013).

Taylor, Louisa. The Ceramics Bible: The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 2011.

Wandless, Paul Andrew. 500 Prints on Clay: An Inspiring Collection of Image Transfer Work. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2013.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
http://sanamemami.com/

Website: http://sanamemami.com/

 

Typical Marks
Flower Brick
Date: ca. 2000
Form: Vase
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Pitcher
Form: Pitcher
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Mug
Form: Mug
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Wax Resist
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Tumbler
Form: Tumbler
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified September 21, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/emami