“Art-making mobilizes pent-up emotions. It is truly the creative process – releasing inspirational energy in infinitely expressive forms.”
Nancy Ma, an award winning multicultural marketer in the Chinese Community in Australia, and a practicing ceramicist since the late 1970’s in Hong Kong.
After learning and loving Andrew’s “dot” work (previous blog post), I read his artist statement. Here is an excerpt that I too employ in my creative process. Enjoy!
“Making pots is a way for me to reflect on the people, places, and experiences, here and gone, that I know, love, and carry with me. Every piece gives me the opportunity to reconnect with those experiences and emotions past and shared. Through this dialogue I hope to share something of myself with you, a smile perhaps; and in doing so, I might make pots that you want to live with.” Ceramist, Andrew Gilliat