Yiyi Mendoza is a ceramic artist raised in California currently working in Upstate New York. Interested in the connections that objects can provide for us, Yiyi makes functional and decorative ceramic objects that elevate spaces and rituals. Her work is a reminder that objects hold life, beauty and purpose. Inspired by ancient cultures, architecture and the cosmos her forms are intended to endure as relics of this time.
"As I produce more work I feel more responsible to create remarkable objects that contribute to this world in a positive way. I contemplate on this because I know that I am creating future artifacts. With these objects I feel I am participating in the evolution of a culture, one that is more connected and expressive through meaningful objects."