Maria Manhattan

Showing at 528 Cherry Alley, Hudson

 

These sculptural porcelain vases convey the idea of spontaneous motion. Graceful and serene, the vessels unfurl with a sense of inevitability. The surface designs are a result of exploring the Nerikomi technique of coloring clay in batches, then wedging it together to form unpredictable patterns that are then covered with a clear glaze. 

 

After years of making representational forms, I changed course and began riffing on the vase with hand built, slab constructed porcelain. Incorporating chance and randomness into the work has yielded less predictable results and more exciting firings.

WEBSITE: mariamanhattanceramics.com

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