skip to Main Content
  • Basic Information

    Profile Info
    Artist Medium:Clay
    Contact Info
    Studio Name:Hickory Grove Center for Art and Counseling Street Address:1308 Broadwell Road City:Chapel Hill State:NC Zip Code:27516 Phone:919-929-3780 Website:natalie
    Social Profiles
    Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Google+:
  • About / Bio

    Handbuilt Clay Vessels

    My pots are symbolic forms that I entrust to hold my internal experiences. They are hand built, beginning with a sphere of clay. I pinch an opening, elongate the form by using my arm, then place it on a sling or "nest" where I allow it to rest. As it rests there, I continue pinching the pot into a large circular form. I make the walls as thin as possible, and sometimes holes form which I patch as I go. I am fascinated by the shape of the openings. There is a very similar opening in all of the pots, which occurs spontaneously as I create the shapes with my fingers and hands. I experience a kind of intimate "oneness" with the clay as I work in this manner; my pots have a fullness inside bound by the exterior of the clay. My finishing processes include burnishing, bisquing, and pit or raku firing.

You have to be logged in to send messages

Camera on a desk
Person molding a jar on a pottery wheel
Back To Top