Hand-thrown and hand-altered stoneware.
Chris creates the vessels on the pottery wheel. Later in the day, when the pieces are able to be handled, Geoff gives them a few gentle squeezes and alters their cylindrical form into something more gestural. Together we further accentuate each form by adding three-dimensional embellishments and carved shapes.
Height measurement is for tallest bottle in set.
Pieces are also sold individually. Contact us to choose and create your own grouping.
Left to Right: 5 : 6
We are a husband and wife team currently working in wood and milk paint, stoneware and porcelain, hand-felted wool, recycled rubber, metal, and other humble materials. Though seemingly disparate, the application of these medium share a laconic and modest propensity towards the expression of our concepts and vision.
Two predominant themes run through our work. The first we call minimalism in multitudes; the second is the capacity for the viewer to interact tactilely with the piece. Our concepts often involve creating collections of modest, coextensive forms - small modules that are perspicuously arranged in a grid-like fashion. Great consideration enters into the process of choosing color, angle, size, and proximity of the individual elements. When viewed independently the forms appear straightforward and uncomplicated, but it is the consequence of the enterprise that gives rise to the exponential impact that each work holds.
Building upon this theme is the potential for haptic viewer interaction. The repeated elements in most of these constructions impart a variable of change through rotation or movement revealing the potential for shadowing, reflection, and the differential impact of light. Along with physical alternation, manipulation of vantage point is also significant when navigating the multifarious aspects of these pieces. The relationships that form between the components, the directional gravity that the collection possesses as a group, as well as other distinct optical effects then reveal themselves to the viewer. While these reductive constructions have an inclination towards quiet geometric simplicity, when each piece is manipulated and positioned, it can effectuate infinite complexities and unlimited possibilities.