Andrew Molleur is a ceramicist and designer living and working in Kingston, NY. In his 1,600 square foot studio on the edge of the city’s reviving midtown arts district, Andrew uses traditional and modern techniques to design and produce his functional inlaid ceramic pieces.
Striking a balance between fine art and relevant design, Andrew’s current work fuses his inclination toward architectonic elements with an appreciation for minimalism and functionality. He draws on influences from architecture and design, combining clean lines, geometric fragments, and textural experiences to construct his distinct aesthetic. The result is a collection of one-of-a-kind pieces, each engaging the beholder in a visual and tactile intimacy.
Andrew was first introduced to his medium while growing up in rural Connecticut and his connection to the material was immediate. He went on to study ceramics, along with architecture and industrial design, earning a BFA from RISD. It is with the innate and intrinsic sensibility first realized as a teenager that he now produces his limited production and one-off porcelain wares.
The accessibility of the Hudson Valley lends itself aptly to Andrew’s practice and presents opportunities to collaborate with other designers, artists, and craftspeople on both functional and fine art pieces. He also creates experimental works and installations, participating in exhibitions in the US and abroad. Andrew’s work has been featured on several design blogs and is available at select shops, boutiques, design fairs, and markets.