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Lisa M Naples

A long studio career has given me continuity throughout my life: an intimate relationship with creativity through ceramics. At this point, clay and I are dear, old friends. I notice creativity is always flowing and whenever it appears blocked, that’s simply my signal to become still; to drop below the chattering mind. Cultural conditioning directs me to doing, doing and more doing as a recipe for progress. In point of fact, it’s the willingness to not “do, do, do” that has made all the difference. It’s the willingness to be empty and to wait that allows images and ideas to arise. Sometimes they come only as the tiniest step. So I take that step. And from there, I’m delighted that another appears and so on. It’s fun to trust and allow in this way. It feels more like a conversation… a collaboration than ‘me’ doing it all alone. On account of this allowing, I have found myself over the decades shape-shifting a number of times as a maker. In the earlier years I felt quite comfortable claiming the title of “Potter” or “Thrower”. But as time went by, the wheel became no more important than a rolling pin... just another tool through which to facilitate an idea. And pots yielded space in my psyche to explore sculpture. And in recent years, it’s all landed on its head such that my comfort now comes more from not claiming any identity at all. They seem too confining: “Potter”, “Sculptor”, “Storyteller”… I leave it to the viewer and the lens of time to assign labels. For my part, I’ll stay in the open space of stillness where I feel connected to this life force: Creativity.



Illustrated Cup

$100.00



Illustrated Cup

$100.00



Illustrated Cup

$100.00



Flat on Her Back

$1333.00



Having Her Nails Done

$510.00



Flow

$2500.00



Conception

$3500.00



Birth

$2500.00



Fly

$2500.00



Death

$3000.00



Gestation 1

$1333.00



Hare Flower Brick



Escape Air



Flying to the Mountains



The More Store



Feathers



Pulling Out Her Talons



Lipstick



Smashing Her Beak on The Rocks



Noticing



Is That All I Am?



I Am All That



The Unopened Envelope



Realization



Self Love



Anticipation



Integration



Sour Grapes



Illustrated Cup

$100.00



Illustrated Cup

$100.00



Illustrated Cup

$100.00



Flat on Her Back

$1333.00



Having Her Nails Done

$510.00



Flow

$2500.00



Conception

$3500.00



Birth

$2500.00



Fly

$2500.00



Death

$3000.00



Gestation 1

$1333.00



Hare Flower Brick



Escape Air



Flying to the Mountains



The More Store



Feathers



Pulling Out Her Talons



Lipstick



Smashing Her Beak on The Rocks



Noticing



Is That All I Am?



I Am All That



The Unopened Envelope



Realization



Self Love



Anticipation



Integration



Sour Grapes


  

Illustrated Cup

$100.00



Illustrated Cup

$100.00



Illustrated Cup

$100.00



Flat on Her Back

$1333.00



Having Her Nails Done

$510.00



Flow

$2500.00



Conception

$3500.00



Birth

$2500.00



Fly

$2500.00



Death

$3000.00



Gestation 1

$1333.00



Hare Flower Brick



Escape Air



Flying to the Mountains



The More Store



Feathers



Pulling Out Her Talons



Lipstick



Smashing Her Beak on The Rocks



Noticing



Is That All I Am?



I Am All That



The Unopened Envelope



Realization



Self Love



Anticipation



Integration



Sour Grapes



Illustrated Cup

$100.00



Illustrated Cup

$100.00



Illustrated Cup

$100.00



Flat on Her Back

$1333.00



Having Her Nails Done

$510.00



Flow

$2500.00



Conception

$3500.00



Birth

$2500.00



Fly

$2500.00



Death

$3000.00



Gestation 1

$1333.00



Hare Flower Brick



Escape Air



Flying to the Mountains



The More Store



Feathers



Pulling Out Her Talons



Lipstick



Smashing Her Beak on The Rocks



Noticing



Is That All I Am?



I Am All That



The Unopened Envelope



Realization



Self Love



Anticipation



Integration



Sour Grapes