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Handcrafted Quality

Alison Palmer

Animal imagery in clay has always been my chosen expression Sometimes I make pots into animals and sometimes animals out of my pots. My search is to find the balance between form and function and make them fit as one. I strive to achieve a lighthearted meld of the human and animal form with the vessel.  These anthropomorphic figures are developed from slabs or by throwing and altering the stoneware clay. They are soda or wood-fired to cone 10.  The fire,soda and ash contribute to the spontaneous and unpredictable finish which gives the pieces a primitive, elemental look.

Alison Palmer
Kent CT