Swenwares

Handmade and often Hand Painted Pots, Objects and Ideas

Hello! I'm David Swenson, please call me Swen!

I am a ceramic and sound artist from Clearwater, Minnesota.  I am also a ceramic instructor at various institutions around the Twin Cities area.  I have been working with clay since 2002 and teaching since 2009.

Artist Statement


My work is about nostalgia and play. These pieces are meant to evoke feelings of times past, and to revere the motifs and patterns from historical decorative arts.  They offer a contemporary perspective of those traditions while re-contextualizing their content. These objects are meant to embellish the home and daily practices, as well as to provide their services and entertainment.