Zoey Murphy Houser is an artist living & working in the Finger Lakes region of Western New York. In 2015 she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University along with a Minor in Art History. Since graduating, she has settled + set up shop. She recently finished a residency with Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs, NY.
Zoey is now working on expanding her ceramic business, ZoZoStudioCo, whilst working on pottery + ceramic sculpture commissions.
peculiar creatures doing absurdly-adorable things.
I'm Zoey, owner of ZoZoStudioCo, and my preferred medium is clay – I love the tactility of creating with a medium that I can handle without needing a tool as a mediator.
My “Patchwork Animals” are inspired by my childhood collection of well-loved stuffed animals, which instilled in me a love for the real-life creatures they represented. I draw my inspiration from images of animals I encounter – a dog wearing a lion’s mane, a seal snuggling a small stuffed animal seal, a hedgehog with a strawberry on its head, baby bats wrapped in blankets… peculiar creatures doing absurdly-adorable things make me surge with creative energy (and cute aggression).
My functional ware’s imagery ranges anywhere from animal portraits to space + ufo illustrations to mountain landscapes. But it’s always subject to morph + progress to various other things.