Primary Medium



Clay Space Ceramic Center
275 Calyer St.
Brooklyn, 11222

Artist Statement

I’ve long been captivated by stories of my ancestors—both my early Mormon ancestors and my queer/trans ancestors. My work comes out of an ongoing rummage through what I inherited—everything from histories to belief systems; from body language to memorabilia. What mythologies guide, or haunt, our lives—either knowingly, or unknowingly? I see these ancestral figurines as ghosts who inhabit my world, but ghosts I can pick up and play with. While I primarily work from home, I’m happy to share a little behind-the-scenes from the ceramic side of my practice. You’ll find me on an end table near the middle of this large communal clay studio.


Instagram: @rayrfarmer