WHO: Alyssa Westenbroek-Koster, a Boulder-based potter who handmakes platters, serving boards, vases and other clay creations through her ceramics business, AWK Clayworks.
WHAT: Instagram followers get a peek at daily life in Westenbroek-Koster’s barn studio. In-progress shots reveal the artist’s materials and process, while images of finished work highlight her minimal, contemporary aesthetic.
WHY: Westenbroek-Koster’s work might challenge your preconceived notions about pottery. She decorates graceful forms using a Korean technique called mishima, in which black lines and patterns are inlayed into the clay, rather than drawn on it.
“I want my feed to be as authentic as possible: The studio might be dusty, a piece might not have survived the firing process or my dog might be distracting me. I want my followers to have an idea of who I am as an artist. After all, in a sense, I am my work.”