About Miki Palchick

Miki Palchick has been making pottery since childhood when she first experienced the thrill of a backyard pit firing at the neighborhood ceramics studio. She earned her undergraduate degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, where she studied environmental studies, American studies, and geography. She went on to earn a masters degree in agricultural education from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She was an artist-in-residence at the Women’s Studio Workshop, Cobb Art and Ecology Project, STARwork) and the NC Pottery Center.. Miki has been a collaborating artist in exhibitions at the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia (2015), the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2017), the Mayor’s Commission for Asian American Affairs (2018) and SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco (2019). Her work has been featured by the Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center, and her fermentation vessels were recognized among “the five best crocks” in a national survey by Saveur magazine (2018).


Artist Statement

Miki Palchick is a potter and land and food sovereignty worker based in Philadelphia. She collaborates with farmers, chefs and home cooks to honor traditional foodways by making contemporary adaptations of traditional vessels designed for preparing and serving culturally specific foods. Miki is currently apprenticing with Bandana Pottery in Western North Carolina, where she is developing her understanding of woodfiring, learning to process and use local materials and practicing throwing on a Korean kickwheel.



Instagram: @claykitchenstudio

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