Wednesday, June 13, 2012

feat of clay.

I am very excited to be taking my first ever pottery class this summer. Clay is a whole new medium for me and I am looking forward to getting my hands wet... literally!

I have worked extensively in 2 dimensions for almost all of my creative life -- painting, printing photos, and making collages. Knitting and working with fiber have definitely helped me start thinking in 3 dimensions and I am looking forward to the opportunity to try my hand at this form. To contain my excitement and get inspired, I started a pottery board on pinterest with creative ceramics and 3-D objects that I like. Feel free to take a peek. I am particularly fond of pottery that has patterns or eyelets inspired by textiles and lace, as well as artists like Diem Chau (below) who mix fiber and porcelain for delicate storytelling with big impact.

Do you have a favorite potter or clay artist to share?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I used to be housemates with a potter, Kay Yourist. I've always really liked her stuff, particularly her more artistic pursuits. The way she uses shape and color is so graceful. Her website is here: