Bonnie Ralston is a Brooklyn-based artist and ecological educator. Through her work, Ralston combines her love of urban ecology with the process of making and exploration.


I spend a lot of time studying sidewalks, pavement, buildings, stairs, walls.

I'm inspired by moments that reveal the infrastructure of the city softening and giving way to time, wear, and the natural processes that govern us all. The indelible fingerprints we've left on the world--even these eventually transform into something new and beautiful--an unintended collaboration between humanity and that which we try to control.

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with gratitude and love to adrienne yurick and the community of potters at Third Avenue Clay who helped me find my way back to clay.