Movement, texture and form are central themes to all my clay work. I enjoy the challenge of creating a vessel which makes you temporarily forget this once fluid material is now an un-moveable solid. I strive to create skins for my vessels which twinkle and beckon the eye as well as lure the hand to investigate the tactile surface. I play with classic forms by blowing them out (altering), or cocking a neck as an unexpected release- making each one unique
This body of work is greatly influenced by my fascination with subtle movement viewed outside my many studio windows. They open to an active lakeside landscape - one of the many rewards of living in Georgia. Daily I view vegetation reaching upwards, the heads of flowers turning slowly to follow the sun's path. Numerous bird feeders outside my studio windows are the meeting place for a variety of aviary visitors. It is here I observe their heads cocked, listening for warnings, greetings and mating calls. This observed behavior has resulted in a humanization to the long necks of my vessels, as well as the spouts and handles of my teapots.
Wheel thrown and altered porcelain. Body is en-robed in black under glaze then drawn through in a treatment called sgraffitto. Fired to cone 6, the lid is removable. If functional tea "could" be poured through its neck/spout.
Dimensions: 12H x 12L x 7W