“Functional pots do not need to announce their importance. In fact I believe that it is by not being important … that they can bring the experience of beauty or unexpected pleasure to everyday life … I want the pots to be both elegant and easy, beautiful and friendly, capable of providing abundant nourishment to our daily lives.” — Sarah Jaeger
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
LOVE this tumbler by Andrew Gilliatt. After viewing a clip of his work on Ceramics Daily, I went looking for finished examples of his work where he used dot stickers. I found this beautiful example on the Archie Bray Foundation website. I really want to hold this piece and see if there are dots on the underside.