Pelican Studio handcrafts a wide variety of functional ceramic art. Using a proprietary technique, the studio carefully creates quality work.
Screen printing patterns on clay
Rounding clay slabs
Making cups and bowls
Attaching decals inside bowls.
Unloading a glaze kiln
Throwing on the wheel at Pump Project Art Complex
During my time in Jingdezhen, I stumbled upon several books on different Chinese art forms at a small, locally-owned bookstore. My current ceramic work is an exploration of a handful of themes and styles I discovered in those books. One book details Chinese embroidery patterns, su xiu tuan, which originated in areas around Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. Another book describes the art and technique of paper cutouts. The third book that inspired my work focuses on qinghua, porcelain with blue stain. I want to combine my interest in different mediums from the books to inspire my current ceramic work.
About the Artist
Morghan Gray started working with clay early, in her junior year at San Angelo High School, San Angelo, Texas. Since then, her dedication to ceramic art has taken her all around the world.
Morghan received ceramics and sociology degrees from Louisiana State University. After graduation, through a West Virginia University intensive post-baccalaureate program, she studied ceramics at Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in Jingdezhen, China, a city known as “the Porcelain Capital”.
Morghan currently works at Sunset Canyon Pottery as a studio artist, where her duties extend through all phases of ceramics production, including throwing, handle work, slab work, finishing work, glazing, and firing. She also throw shapes for J. Prichard Designs