Joseph Pintz (b. Chicago) holds a BA in Anthropology and Urban Studies from Northwestern University and an MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation, the Northern Clay Center, and the Roswell Artist-in-Residence program, and has been the recipient of the NCECA Emerging Artist Award among other honors. Pintz’s work considers the role that domestic objects play in fulfilling our physical and emotional needs. Inspired by his Midwestern roots, he creates forms based on utilitarian vessels and other implements associated with the hand. Made from unrefined brick clay in a manner that highlights texture and surface irregularity, these pieces call attention to the sense of touch, tapping into collective memory of mundane rituals such as meals and daily chores.