Claire Schmalzried is a North Texas-based emerging artist, from the Dallas area that focuses her work in the crafts and forms of mixed media. She is currently pursuing her BFA in studio art ceramics and printmaking and interdisciplinary art and design studies along with minors in art history, classical studies, history, and mathematics at the University of North Texas in Denton and will be graduating in the spring of 2022.  She actively participates in the greater North Texas art community as a member of the ceramics guild, visual arts collective, and printmaking student association.        

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ARt practice Statement 

"Art, like most things, starts with observation. Perfecting the art of watching. Watching comes with the idea that you are searching; that something needs to be found. With the essential media of the crafts along with science, literature, and history, I search for that place that exists after all the work is done and all the distractions silenced to find what remains to each of us."