I am always exploring new ideas, techniques and what-ifs. I am an artist that works in many mediums and formats, but ceramics is my touchstone.

I enjoy the ritual practices of hand-building, wheel-throwing, slip-casting, mold-making, glazing and firing.

Ceramics is the black dress of mediums. Everything goes with it.

“It all started from a crazy-yet-somehow-plausible idea.”

I frequent thrift stores searching for objects of curiosity to add to the sculptural narrative.

My work celebrates the connection clay has with the geological, archeological and anthropological.

Ianna Nova Frisby teaches art at Sacramento City College while maintaining a studio at the Verge Center for the Arts in Sacramento, California. 

She received her BFA from Humboldt State University and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. If you want to hear more about her process and her thoughts on NCECA 2022, listen to the podcast, The Mud Peddlers.