FIRST PLACE FOR GROUPING 3D
12.5 x 5 x 5
I wanted to explore how to use a neutral color palette in an interesting and pleasing way with this vase. I applied white slip over dark stoneware thrown on the wheel, and carved leaves gathered during a walk. The cross hatched lines provide textural interest to spaces between the carved leaves.
I believe there is great satisfaction and joy in using pots made by hand in daily life. I work with stoneware clay and carve on thrown and handbuilt functional forms. I combine my training in drawing to decorate and define three dimensional clay forms. My designs are typically inspired by nature, through hikes in the woods and walks in the neighborhood. Natural shapes such as plants and landscapes add rhythm and movement to surface design. Texture helps move the eye around the pot, and is so much fun to apply. Using handmade pottery adds elegance to daily routines and rituals. I have enthusiastically studied and been taught by clay for many years, and I am inspired by each new lesson.