Althea Fultz



My practice lives in the patterns that are present in the world. It’s a mapping of repetitive action. It is the echo of a sound, the topographic map of a terrain, and the large mess a small animal leaves in its wake. My work mines the specifics of my own life and relies on me to make sense of it by continued action. My actions are this set of particularities. My experience in life is honestly the only narrative I feel I have an incontestable right to: I’ve earned it, seeing as I have to live it.


I grew up in Southern California, where I studied ballet and other kinds of dance. When I was 20 I discovered ceramics and since then I’ve spent more time in a studio than out of it. While I was working towards a BFA in Ceramics from California State University, Long Beach, I worked for artists in the LA area, and traveled to Spain, Italy, France and Portugal. I have spent the last two years in the University of Washington’s MFA program in 3D4M.


  • Amie McNeel
  • Michael Swaine
  • Jamie Walker


  • MFA, 3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture, University of Washington, 2022
  • BFA, Ceramics, California State University, Long Beach, 2020


Excerpt from commentary by Kascha Semonovitch

However she approaches the work, the end result of her process is a place. She explained that the process itself is flexible: “Sometimes I start with this sort of substrata like a base to give myself permission to move up from that and make things. And sometimes I start with the things that have happened so to speak and work down to the place they happened at. It doesn’t really matter which way it goes…It just often turns into a place…”

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