Autumn Cipala is a ceramic artist who works from her studio in Thomaston, Maine.
Porcelain has long been her preferred medium as she is drawn to its essential qualities of
translucency, luminosity, and strength. She forms each piece by hand on a potter’s wheel
and later fires it to 2400° F in a kiln. A balance of clean lines, curves, and volume draw
emphasis to the form of each piece. Some are unadorned while others are embellished
with patterns that are drawn and carved freehand into the surface of the clay, pierced
through the clay, or applied with slip. The quiet beauty of each piece is enhanced with a
soft translucent glaze, revealing subtle details.
Autumn’s most recent body of work is largely influenced by the combination of her many
inspirations; the beauty of her surroundings in mid-coast Maine, her experiences as an
exchange artist in Morocco, and her personal research as a curious historian of ceramic
objects from many cultures.
Autumn Cipala holds a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred
University, and an MFA from University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She exhibits her work
nationally and internationally.