Magdalene Odundo

Ceramicist
2016Fall

Sculptor and ceramicist, Magdalene Odundo, was born in Kenya and educated in India, Kenya and the Royal College of Art in the UK. Using techniques from the ancient world and influences from traditional African and Native American pottery, Odundo creates handmade forms that have been shown in museums and galleries around the world—including Dartmouth’s own Hood Museum of Art. Her work blends the traditional and the modern and reveals her mastery of using clay as a medium. Her clay pots are elegant, powerful, playful, and sensual, and she remains one of the most revered ceramicists in the world.

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