exhibitions: thesis exhibition
more accidentally on purpose
BFA Thesis Exhibition
April 9-12, 2018
All pieces will be for sale at the conclusion of the show on Thursday April 12th
if there is anything you especially love please contact me!
Earl & Virginia Green Art Gallery
13800 Biola Ave.
La Mirada, CA 90639
to possibly help in understanding | artist statement
As a ceramic artist, I use clay to make useful and beautiful things. My process of creating does not always result in a useful mug, bowl, plate, vase, pot, often it leads to unpredictable or unexpected outcomes. Tension arises from the risk of creating leading to imperfection: a bowl becomes too thin and starts to collapse, a cup falls slightly off-center and gains a wobble, a plate appears unusable and impractical, a vase incurs an accidental bump or crack leaving it in disarray. However, these art works are not left for failure. In the life of a pot, unplanned happenings along the way bring a uniqueness that does not take away from their individual value or their remarkable purpose of existence.
The precariousness and risk, accentuated by the fragility of pottery, is not lost, but neither is it wholly defined by that tension, instead it is completed by its ability to exist and live out a new life of purpose. All these vessels contain.