Alex Mandli's work encompasses over thirty years of experience and experimentation. From clay, water, and fire, he aspires to create simple forms influenced by an appreciation of Asian ceramic forms in combination with the surface decoration in the firing technique that replicates the natural color of stone.
The clay is molded by his hands and then given over to the fire. The end result is a finished object that is stronger and more beautiful than that which could have been done by his hands alone.
Throughout Mandli's life as a potter, his work ethic has been inspired by the fact that his time on earth is limited. Each human being wants to leave behind a legacy of their time on earth. For any artist, that legacy is the body of their work. The reality of Mandli's own mortality keeps him focused on his creative endeavors. The expression of his life’s work can be seen in the trail of work he leaves behind.
6858 Paoli Road • Paoli, Wisconsin 53508 • 608-845-6600 • Located just southwest of Madison