Wednesday, September 16, 2015

fleeting beauty

So much of the ceramic making process is ethereal yet fleeting. If I was not not in the field, I would never get to see these brief moments of loveliness. For me it’s not the end result that drives and feeds my creativity, it is the process. I feel fortunate that it is the making that I find inspiring. Porcelain transforming through its many stages is my muse.
fresh out of a mould, the edges are raw and sculptural
a stack of greenware bowls, ready to be shaped and cleaned up
one by one I shape the edge
bone dry porcelain is stunning. this is when ceramics is the most fragile, and has to be handled with much care. after this stage, kiln firings begin with bisque.