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Hand-built and carved earthenware

What can a cup express about how it feels to be receptive? How can a pitcher convey the different attitudes in which we might pour out our thoughts and feelings? This series explores the vessel as embodiment of human impulses and emotions: restlessness, rejoicing, vulnerability, growth. Abstracted plant and animal imagery helps me to evoke this analogy between object and living thing. I enjoy dodging the boundaries between the functional and the purely aesthetic, discovering the latent meaning in mundane objects. 

Furling, 2005, 5.5 x 4.5 x 4 inches

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Morning, 2005, 7.5 x 6 x 3 inches

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Delicate Ears, 2005, 6 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches

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Flowering Eagle, 2005, 12.5 x 8.5 x 4 inches

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Nightingale, 2005, 6 x 7 x 2.5 inches

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Sunset Anemone and Golden Anemone, 2005, 13 inches and 12 inches tall

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Northern Lights, 2005, 5 x 6 x 2.5 inches

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Evening Prayer, 2005, 8 inches tall