Michael Schwegmann

Michael grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and currently lives in a small town in Illinois. He has an art degree from the University of Illinois and has spent the past two decades creating and selling ceramic sculptures through galleries, commissions, and at juried art festivals across the United States.

Michael creates porcelain clay sculptural representations of iconic and common objects using wheel-thrown, extruded, and hand-modeled parts, and some casting molds. His works demonstrate the value objects have as symbols or metaphors. Sculptures become icons that may represent a whole industry, a concept such as “work“, or maybe something personal, like “dad.“

“I think my sculpture looks like a memory of an object,” Michael says. “It looks like what we think that object looks like, or perhaps that object seen through a filter.”

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