Green and Blue Bowls
The tension between theory and practice has always been a heated conversation and certainly, in my critical theory classes at university, the debate over the practice vs. thought leaves everyone charged with disagreeable energy that requires constant negotiation. Since I am a blundering thinker, I reconcile the two practices by both making theoretical ceramics and useful ceramics. I am aware that I am not answering the question at all and only fuelling it by being so obvious and binary. As a result, I proceed slowly forward, right foot, left foot, toward some better understanding about the purpose of my art. The G&B Bowl Series carry strictly functional pieces with many glaze layers designed to make a beautiful, useful object that many people can enjoy in their daily lives. These pieces are made exclusively for my Ottawa Guild of Potter’s biannual sales.