Sculptural Ceramics

Alchemical Vessels

These pots are based on illustrations of vessels that can be found in books on Alchemy. In these, processes going on inside the vessels, originally made of glass, are expressed as birds, flowers, natural elements or human forms on the outside. Like the two-dimensional works, they bring together several different ways of looking at and perceiving the world that used to be integrated, but have often now become separated: imagination, observation, myth, symbol and scientific knowledge. I am interested in ceramic and decorative traditions in which containers have symbolic as well as utilitarian functions.

Sleeve Pots

Purple Jug