Marita Manson is an emerging artist in the field of ceramics. She is fascinated by the products of the human experience, and creates work focused on the anthropocene out of her studio in Rock Bay. Marita holds a BSc from the University of Victoria, and studied ceramics at the University of Victoria, Kootenay School of the Arts and the Reykjavik School of Visual Arts in Iceland. She teaches and works as a ceramics technician at the Cedar Hill Arts Centre, in Victoria, BC.
Most of my inspiration comes from pop-culture. With the increasing ubiquity of social media, I find myself constantly consuming ideas and information. I love it! I gobble up media and trends with joy and irreverence. My aim in the studio is to ruminate on all the stimulus I take in, and somehow tie it back to my analytical, science based studio practices to create unique objects. In the end I hope to create items which are products of the world today. I don’t expect these pieces to remain relevant throughout time, but to serve as curious artifacts of life.