Saturday, 22 June 2013

emerging artist: Lydia Johnson

"Making a great pot requires discipline, dedication, and sincerity, values quickly dissolving in today’s society. We live in a world that tells us that we must have what our neighbors have to be happy. Throwing is an escape from this voice.

Pots are relatable and accessible to every human being. They are not esoteric. These useful, everyday objects often create their own significance only made possible by the thought of the maker. Every detail, from form, to foot, to handle, breathes personality into an inanimate object. Even the most subtle details give each new pot the opportunity to speak differently; the chance to become more graceful, more charming, more reserved.

I view each piece as a three dimensional canvas. My surfaces are where memory, music, and emotion are visualized with the stroke of a brush. Layers of vibrant colors, abstract shapes and active lines live in an indecipherable yet familiar landscape. Within this land exist ideas of human fragility and understanding. It reaches for momentary glimmers of a better future."

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