Throwing Demonstration with James Watkins


In my current forms, I am consciously trying to make a mass of voluminous, voluptuous clay appear to exist effortlessly in space. I am using animal and architectonic forms with a subtle suggestion of movement. I want the forms to conjure up a primal instinct for ritual display – ceremonial posturing…. What is important to me is to create forms that radiate strength, stability and sensuality. I want my vessels to appear both masculine and feminine, voluminous and voluptuous. The double-walled forms create an inner space, an unseen contained space, a contained container. The walls become analogous to skin – a clay skin asking to be touched.”



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