2019 GUEST ARTIST
2 day workshop July 17th and 18th 9 am - 4 pm
I am totally thrilled to have the reclusive Liz Lurie as this year’s guest artist.
Liz has been making pots for almost 30 years and has been wood firing for almost as long. Her strong forms are compelling, rich and eloquently complex. Liz, herself, is ridiculously down to earth and beautifully opinionated. Liz and I will do simultaneous demonstrations in my studio on Wednesday and Thursday, July 17th and 18th.
Central to my work is the desire to communicate a strong sense of muscular physicality, harmony and a quiet beauty which reveals itself slowly. I am interested in the subtle changes in form that happen over time, a slightly different angle, a lowering of volume, or an addition of an appendage. These nuanced variations give rise to the evolution of form. I find deep satisfaction in working within the limits of function. For me, there is freedom in the structure that use provides. It is always my grounding starting point. There is directness to their intention as they fulfill their lives on counters, in cupboards and dish racks. It is my hope through form, texture, and color that my work might provide a moment of slowness, comfort and intrigue and provide nourishment whether they are empty or full.