William Coggin


William Coggin is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. His work consists of ceramic objects, installations, and furniture that are freeform and organic in nature. Functionality has always been a main consideration within his practice, often adapting highly sculptural forms into tables, lamps or mirrors.


His Pseudopodia series consists of forms inspired by the temporary arm-like structures that cells and microorganisms develop in order to feed and move. These lava glaze pieces move beyond traditional inspiration from the natural world by representing phenomena that can only be observed with the aid of technology. Beyond this, William’s diverse body of work is a testament to his willingness and ability to explore the ceramic medium in the past and present context, unmoored from current trends or expectations.