Nichole Lariscy

Birmingham, AL

Pottery is a sublime, non-verbal form of communication and an ancient way of caregiving and providing. It is at once prehistoric and necessary for modern living. Its ethereal colorings are grounded by the earth from which these functional art pieces are formed and electrified by the intense fire needed to solidify clay into stone. Joy meeting beauty, function meeting the excitement and movement that only a piece of art can stir in the human mind. Pottery is at once a waterfall and breakfast, a lightning storm and a milk jug.

I am new to pottery, having only studied for two years, but I am electrified, on fire, and spinning madly, happily into the orbit of this grounding art form as a medium for meditation and as a tactile expression of basic human sentiments, ancient wisdom, and our bold, contemporary expressions.