Drawing inspiration from a lifelong connection with coastlines having had a childhood spent exploring beaches and tidal pools and as an adult living on different coastlines. The shapes and patterns created by the sea have been a constant source of inspiration.

Michelle Aitken recently returned to Seattle have spent the last 15 years working in ceramics in London and Edinburgh. Originally from Seattle where she studied ceramics under Patrick Siler at Washington State University.

She worked with Kate Malone for over eight years in London and Barcelona. She moved to Edinburgh in 2009 where she developed her own ceramics practice at the Adam Pottery Studio and Gallery. In 2015 Michelle returned to Seattle where she now makes hand made ceramics in her studio.

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Tiny and Small Barnacle Puffballs standing together...

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Tiny Barnacle Puffball with Small Urchin Puffball standing together...

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Wall pieces fresh out of the kiln....

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Tha last day of the Bellevue Artsfair 2021,  still time to view the work of over 130 amazing artist's .
Also watch interviews of select artists speak about their work!

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Only a few days left of #bamartsfair2021, find these sealife inspired wall pieces on www.bamartsfair.org under Michelle M Aitken

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A little peek at some of the finished work on the studio shelves just now.... see more @bamartsfair.org ... only a few days left to see an amazing selection of art all in one place!! 
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BAM Arts Fair 2021:
Commission custom works & chat with our artists!

July 21 – August 4, 2021 | Virtual

Like the in-person fair, there is lots of amazing work on show!  Get that special in-person time with a schedual a qvirtual chat and studio visit. 

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Since the #BAMartsair is virtual this year, I  can continue working in the studio, to days job... GLAZING 

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https://bamartsfair.org/pages/seller-profile?michelle-m-aitken porcelain and stoneware sealife wall pieces in the kiln now available at the online Bellevue Arts Fair 

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Large barnacle sculpture in kiln. Will be available from my virtual BAM Arts Fair booth this year. Event runs July 21-August 4. 
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