artwork and process
Carol’s ceramic work includes vessels, wall reliefs and free-standing sculpture. Her hand-built stoneware and porcelain pieces are often inspired by elements from nature and by ancient pots and sculpture. She constructs expressive and dynamic ceramic forms by hand, using slabs, strips of clay, and coils. Her construction methods are derived from the techniques used by ceramic artists since pre-historic times.
Contrasting colors of porcelain and various stoneware clay bodies add varitety and enhance the structure of each piece. To add color and surface, various textured materials are often rolled or scraped into the soft clay and then painted or sponged with colored slips and vitreous engobes before a final firing to cone 10 reduction in a gas kiln. Each piece is a one-of-kind creation. For outdoor installations, vessels and objects are combined into sculptural groupings.