Persis Wade received her BFA from Indiana University Bloomington in 2021. When working through each series of work, Wade is motivated by the process rather than the product. Her handbuilt sculptures are created in a repetitive and meditative state—utilizing myriad processes at each stage of every piece. Encouraged by spontaneity and impulse, Wade’s decisions are driven by a tactile energy. She is attracted to finger-pinching textures and the immense and intense world of glaze characteristics and color variations. Recently, Wade completed a large-scale installation for her thesis show The Potter’s Field, composed of eleven large tombstones. In contemplation of morality, she created a vibrant polychromatic cemetery to honor the dead and give reverence to life.