"Hands" Mug 51
Warning: Cups must be tempered before use. (Let cups sit with warm/hot water in them to warm them up before using) They have had a history of cracking when boiling kettle water is poured into them from time to time. I am working on solving this problem.
Each cup is handbuilt, starting from a pinch pot, the rough pinched forms are trimmed down quickly, but thoughtfully. The interior of the cup reveals the initial pinching process while the exterior is roughly trimmed leaving behind subtle marks. This form provides the structure for the marks that create the drawing.
Drawings are composed using an x-acto knife on the leather hard black clay. I distort and re imagine my drawings everytime I approach a blank canvas, they are meant to push my thoughts and ideas of how I view and experience the world.