Artists Corner: Alana Kenagy

Artists Corner: Alana Kenagy

Photo by Julia Baker.

Untitled, ceramic pendant, Alana Kenagy. Photo by Julia Baker.

Sarah Rich

Alana Kenagy, a junior, remembers taking this ceramic pendant out of the raku smoking chamber her first year at Goshen College and thinking, “I am going to have to make more of these.”

Since then, Kenagy has created and then sold or given away 60 pendants, each of which is unique. She says, “It has been amazing to see which pendants people choose and how that pendant seems to have been made specifically for them.”

The distinctness of each pendant comes from the unpredictability involved in pendant-making. “I like the physicality of working with clay, and I love the guesswork that glazing requires,” says Kenagy. “It is always exciting to see what comes out after the firing.”

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