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Jolie Ngo (b. 1996, Philadelphia, PA) is a Vietnamese-American designer based in Santa Barbara, CA. Ngo is revitalizing the metaphoric potential of the vessel form by utilizing clay 3d printing, to create bright cyborgian pottery objects that acknowledge early ceramic traditions while smiling towards the future. Working with tools that are digitally forward, she is deeply engaged in exploring the tension between past and future, probing the synergy between handmade arts and technology. Maintaining a sense of tactility, intimacy and sensitivity often achieved in traditional handworks is paramount to the practice. She lovingly dresses these familiar forms with hand painted geometric patterns or hazy gradients and affixes embellishments all over their surface to bring the hand back into the process. This interplay of the machine and the hand results in creation of objects that resist definition. She received her BFA in Ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA in Ceramic art from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.