November 16, 2014

Judi Tavill Ceramics... Moving Forward

I have taken the "bull by the horns" and have begun reworking my imagery on my blog, my Etsy Shop... everywhere...-I would say the website will happen last as it requires more work(?) perhaps-
to accompany the direction of the work I am creating.
 I have this concept I believe in that is both a way of life(allowing me to continue to create and MAKE in the manner that I am most drawn to...exploring and experimenting...)
AND finding a way to reach collectors at all price points or economic levels and inviting them to join me in creative pursuit as they collect and curate my work/sculptural objects as well as other work that may be installed together with it.
Here is how I explain it to the collector in my most current statement:

I am inspired by the beauty of shapes and textures that I observe in nature.
When I create, I choose to re-imagine, not replicate, these memories.
Coastal artifacts, woodland finds, or lush flora influence my exploration in the studio.

I wheel throw and hand build, altering and finessing each stoneware form. 
I deeply carve, intensely texture, discreetly glaze and delicately melt glass. 
The glass pools, drips, and crackles as liquid frozen in time.
As each piece emerges, whether intricate or simple, it feels new, yet decidedly familiar.

Beyond the individual sculptural object, I am interested in how the pieces relate in groups, one to another and to the collector.

I am a collector. You are likely a collector too. It is our human nature. From the leaves we pocketed as  young children to the art on our walls, we collect.

 I invite the you to join in the creative process by curating an original ceramic still life. Whether you start with a pouch of pods and pebbles, a series of small forms or a single large piece, a collection begins.

Over time, I encourage the evolution of these collections as new pieces are presented and incorporated. This unspoken exchange between artist and collector re-inspires me to begin the creation process once again.

So, with this in mind I am encouraged to move forward with my work.
I will continue to develop pieces that appeal to me and hopefully will find ways into the collection of others. I am rather excited. I just know that in working this way, I can develop work that I enjoy making and can be enjoyed. I can stop, explore elsewhere, come back to it, see where it leads me,
creating my own framework and perhaps even cross over mediums in the future but for now I will
keep on keeping on.