Teri Hannigan is a modern ceramic artist and painter based in Topanga, California.  A professional graphic designer, she rediscovered her childhood passion for painting and working with clay in her 50s.

Teri’s artwork employs an empathetic, narrative structure to explore the inner and outer worlds of what it is to be human.  Inspired, whimsical, and cleverly executed, her art is embodied and spiritual.  Seductive and fiercely vulnerable, her art brings a lifelong conversation to light.

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Kali in the Mirror

At the end of a tempestuous relationship, I asked myself, “What have I learned from this person?”

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The Gift

I was waiting for a red light at the bottom of Topanga and Pacific Coast Highway, on my way to the Farmer’s Market in Santa Monica.

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Queen of the Jungle Gym

In elementary school, I was probably single-handedly responsible for bringing an abrupt end to more than a few teaching careers.

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Bread and Butter

My kiln is about two-thirds full now. Every square inch of my studio is filled with sculptural pieces waiting to be fired, but commissioned orders take top priority. I’m waiting for some plates to dry before loading them, then I’ll start the kiln for a bisque firing.

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