Elliot McDill is a North Minneapolis based artist. She’s currently attending Normandale Community College, where she is the Pottery Club president. Being primarily a sculptural artist, she works with multiple clay bodies handbuilding and throwing. She enjoys experimenting with different textures and organic forms. She was an award winner of Normandales juried student show in 2018, and most recently she had a mug showcased in Mugshot 2, at Mojo Coffee House during NCECA 2019. Since age 14, she’s been a part of the Northern Clay Center, where she has been involved with classes, helped with soda firings and done volunteering.
Working with multiple clay bodies, I experiment with different firing techniques, creating objects that naturally represent my passions and interests. I am both a functional and non functional potter, handbuilding and throwing. I’ve always had a connection/fascination with nature, so they are often incorporated in my art.
I seek to enhance people’s tactile senses. The impact of my pieces is meant to create something that’s both familiar and uncanny. Many of my pieces each have a specific sound and feel to them, drawing people to touch them, I encourage this interaction. I hope to stimulate connections.