Posted: February 2, 2023 Filed under: Series 4 Comments Off on
In developing my asymmetrical work, I am guided by the interaction of volume and line during the making of each piece.
Unpredictable but not random, my irregular coil-built constructions result from slight modifications introduced at the base of each vessel during the initial phase of my hand-building process. From these base variances, upon which I build each piece, a uniquely organic –– yet “predetermined” –– shape emerges.
As my construction begins to close in along the top of each vessel, I shape a more deliberate edge line to finish the piece. The tension and dialogue between the fluid rim lines and the asymmetrical volume convey the dynamic energy of each piece in this series.
My glazes and choice of color patterns are designed to further enhance the sense of movement in my ceramic works.