Some potters compare throwing pots on a wheel to drawing in the air. I agree with that statement, but since I was a two dimensional artist for a decade and a half before I started making pots, I feel a much closer connection to the simplicity of drawing with a pencil on paper.
For each bottle that you see here, there is a drawing that I did on paper. I then used that drawing to create the slump mold. That way the feeling, spontaneity, and relaxed nature of drawing with a single line on paper is captured in each bottle.
Due to the way I make my slump molds, they only survive for a few bottles. I want to keep them this way so that I’m always drawing new shapes. Each one is a permanent representation of a spontaneous moment that I have sketched.
Each bottle is then textured with different found objects as a way to further freeze them into the time and place that they were made. Whether it’s shells found on the beach or a doll hand I found in the gutter each bottle tells it’s own unique story.