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Michael Connelly

Energy in my pots can be read in the balance of contradiction and extremes. This balance is most easily accessible by studying the relation of throwing to trimming or expressing to compressing. I use a technique of chattering as part of the trimming process that provides a counterpoint to the gesture of reduction or carving associated with cutting into the body of the pot. Chattering creates a pattern of nervous energy held by a clear definition of form. Together the two create a musical line of contrasting gesture that intensifies the whole, making the pots more dynamic. There is a quality of generosity that my pots must offer, a generosity backed by a feeling of soundness or structure. Balanced elements of contrast in form and detail provide structure and sureness that support the generosity of my work.



Lidded Bowl

$95.00



Lidded Bowl

$95.00



Pitcher

$150.00


 

Lidded Bowl

$95.00



Lidded Bowl

$95.00



Pitcher

$150.00



Lidded Bowl

$95.00



Lidded Bowl

$95.00



Pitcher

$150.00


 

Lidded Bowl

$95.00



Lidded Bowl

$95.00



Pitcher

$150.00