judi tavill...ceramic artist
blogs about life.... in and out of the studio
July 29, 2013
I create unique sculptural vessels and objects from stoneware or porcelain. My work is an abstraction of my observations: texture and pattern in nature; the elusive movement of wind and sea; the draping, folding and stretching of fabric. I throw each form on the potters’ wheel and the “dance” begins as I carve and manipulate the clay, exploring and pushing the limits of the material. I use glaze simply to accent rather than overtake, creating tension in the contrast: matte and glossy, light and dark, inner and outer.