They're black, white, and sometimes more.
These vessels begin and end like many others, thrown with porcelain or stoneware clay, and fired with a clear glaze.
But somewhere in the middle, I carve the clay out from the surface, and darken what is left, coaxing the lines to make a 3D reference different than the curves they wrap around.
When it works out right, the lines interract to create something recognizable. Maybe a hand, some fingers, an eye. When it doesn't work, it's still an interesting interaction between positive and negative space. Sometimes people see images I never intended.
If you could hear these pots sing, they wouldn't be the chorus. They are all one of a kind and prefer to be the main attraction in any contemporary room.
Vicki Gardner Pottery
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