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Noelle Helene Ringer was born and raised in Bridgman, a small lake town located in Southwest Michigan. After graduating from high school, Noelle attended Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University. She graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Art with an emphasis in Ceramics. Following her graduation, Noelle went on to begin her independent business as well as working and teaching at local art establishments such as Krasl Center for the Arts and the South Haven Art Institute. In 2021, she became a part of The Golden Rule family, featuring a large quantity of her work here at our New Buffalo location. Her work can also be commissioned through our store or by contacting her directly via her contact information listed below. 

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Ceramicist 

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“All my work is deeply inspired by our landscape here in the Southwest Michigan region. Everything is hand thrown on the potter’s wheel by me and no two pieces are alike, giving individuality to each piece created. Obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in ceramics from Western Michigan University in 2016, I have been working in clay since 2013. Simple lines and textural elements of my work are inspired by spontaneous and flowing movement that are erected in nature. Specifically from nature’s organic landscape, like the edge of the tide flowing along the shore, or the intricate grooves and patterns of a rock. From my hand, mimicking the organic authenticity of nature’s gestures.

 

My body of work consists of traditional shapes, the standard pot. These shapes hold true to why I fell in love with this medium in the first place. I am creating objects that will form a relationship with those around it, in their homes, on their mantels, in a gallery standing alone looking all stoic. The presence of this object exists because my energy brought it here. It wouldn’t exist if I didn’t exist. Not only is it adding a handmade accent to your space, but you get to further your relationship with the object by using it in a functional way. These pots give you the opportunity to engage with the work in multifunctional ways, throw your paint brushes in there, a bouquet of flowers, or some kitchen utensils. Or use this pot for nothing at all other than just to look at it and enjoy the fact that it is here. Objects hold energy and tell a story, just like we do.”

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