|Jane Shellenbarger Teapot $450|
soda fired black stoneware (11" x 9" x 6")
I am interested in the connection between hand and eye and memory. My work focuses on a vessel aesthetic, incorporating historical references with domestic objects. The pieces are thrown and altered with highly personal surface treatments. While function continues to be an essential concern, I am most intrigues with the ability of pots to transcend themselves as objects and convey information. Form, and surface treatment and the ability for the work to draw relationships to history through imagery, content, and pattern hold my fascination.
Pots are intimate by nature. They have the ability to choreograph domestic experience affecting people in a deep and interactive way. This is unparalleled by other objects. There is a need to keep these interactions vital. The rhythm of making pots is, for me, an endless pursuit to express ideas and define interactions through form.