We Are Clay
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We Are Clay is the art world
of Anastasia Tumanova.

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I am a multi-media artist in San Francisco. I draw, make ceramics, and love to work with fresh botanicals.

I share my work, process, and inspiration on Instagram @weareclaystudio.

I welcome commissions, collaborations, and exhibition opportunities. Just want to say hello? Email me at weareclaystudio@gmail.com

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Why We Are Clay?

The name We Are Clay came from an epiphany while I was working on the potters wheel. 

Clay and people are similar. We are born from the earth, and live from the earth. Clay is forgiving: dent it, hurt it, but a little water makes it all better. We, too, can be hurt or scratched, but time heals all things. Just as clay starts fresh and ready to be shaped and turns brittle and dry like a desert, we cycle through life and death.

Just as clay is sensitive to the touch of the hand, humans are sensitive to the influences of the world: the people who surround us, our environments, our governments, our jobs, the images, sounds, and smells of our day-to-day. We absorb our surroundings like sponges, each interaction molding us as clay humans. In that way, we're all connected, shaping one another as we move through this world.