Ceramicist Debra Fritts consecrates the rawness of earth and our deep primal connections with it through her hand-built female forms. "The need to express the female figure has visited cultures from the beginning of time and has continued to appear in my studio," Fritts explains. The rough texture and warm tones of each piece emphasizes its materiality, and reaffirms humanity's physical bond to the clay of the earth; the serene facial expressions and underlying spirituality pull the viewer's mind and soul back to its placement within the collective unconscious.
In the past twelve years Debra Fritts’ sculpture has been included in nearly 100 group exhibitions, held at such respected institutions as the American Craft Museum, the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, the Fayetteville Museum of Art, and the Craft Alliance in St. Louis. Her work has been favorably reviewed in various art and design publications, including American Craft, Ceramics Monthly and Metropolitan Home.