Tuesday, 1 November 2016
Artist Spotlight @ Alberta Craft Council with Connie Cooper
As time goes on, I find that it is important to slow down, to simplify and keep to what is important to me. As my life is reflected in what I make, the pieces are simple, with less surface decoration and more attention to form, texture, colour and material interaction in firing.
A trip to Iceland, where the landscape is igneous, textural and pristine, has renewed my interest in geology and landscape. Mined from the earth and transformed by fire and heat, clay and glaze minerals were the first materials synthesized by man. Drawn in part by this interest to work with clay, my intent is to reference and reflect this inspiration. - Connie Cooper (Calgary)