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Jennifer McCurdy Creates Porcelain Vessels Inspired by the Ocean

Guided in her ceramics studio by nature’s symmetrical and asymmetrical kinds, artist Jennifer McCurdy works with inspiration from on a regular basis objects, producing vessels that imitate pure specimens equivalent to malformed conch shells and burst milkweed pods. Her sculptures are habitually one shade, a white the identical shade because of the ocean’s surf. Preserving a really restricted palette permits McCurdy to focus on the whole areas of her items, casting shadows from her chiseled patterns.

“I exploit a translucent porcelain physique as a result of it has a stupendous floor, and it conveys the qualities of sunshine and shadow that I want to categorical,” mentioned McCurdy in her artist assertion. “After throwing my vessel on the potter’s wheel, I alter the shape to arrange a motion of the delicate shadow. When the porcelain is leather-based laborious, I carve patterns so as to add power and counterpoint. I fireplace my work to cone 10, the place the porcelain turns into non-porous and translucent.”