Devon Gelhar is an artist working with clay as a fired and unfired medium. She uses her work to navigate the world through making, pulling from the therapeutic benefits of clay as a means to record time and mark presence. The world she navigates is one of addiction, incarceration, and recovery; elements that settle and harden, changing the specific qualities over time. Her work in the last few years has shifted from an interrogation of survivor’s guilt from incarceration and addiction into a contemplation of recovery.
She is a current M.F.A. Candidate in Studio Arts at Syracuse University, working in Ceramics. She holds a B.F.A. in Studio Arts, with concentrations in Ceramics and Art History from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.