Vasefinder International 2014
Exhibitor 53

JoAnn F. Axford

Glenmont, New York, USA

Title: Campsis Radicans

Year of Creation: 2013

Glaze: No glaze, hand polished

Clay Body: Porcelain

Dimensions: Height 12 inches, Width 8 inches

Artist's Statement: For centuries potters have been making pots to satisfy the functional needs of society - the storage and safekeeping off their nourishment. My pots are also about containment and safekeeping. They contain my response to the natural world and my wish for its preservation. I strive to record the resiliency of nature in the bas-relief botanical images that I carve in the porcelain surface. I attempt to also capture the delicacy and fragility of the blossoms that will ironically be outlived by my pots.

Seduced by the beauty of flowers, on my pots they are metaphors for qualities in the human and natural worlds.

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