Eric Van Eimeren is a ceramic artist originally from Huntington Beach California.
After receiving an MFA from Alfred University, Eric moved to Montana in 1991 to be a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena. Realizing that Montana was a pretty special place, he set up a pottery studio in 1993, and has enjoyed living and working in Helena ever since.
“I am inspired by the fact that despite thousands of years of pottery making, we can still leave our studios today having created something new. I like being informed, but not bound, by tradition while creating functional pottery that is visually unique and comfortable to use.”
Van Eimeren was the recipient of a WESTAF/NEA regional fellowship for visual art, and an individual artists award from the Montana Arts Council.