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well organised dirt

Raw porcelain vases, drying. Or, as I like to think of them: well organized dirt. 

I love seeing clay work at the raw stage… There’s an intensity in seeing all the forms together, and because I tend to make a variety of shapes and sizes, it feels like a crowd - like a group shot of people: they are individuals, somehow uniform, and different. 

Freshly pinched porcelain vases: bases levelled, signed, and slowly drying ahead of their first trip through the kiln.
3.5 - 8.5 inches tall. Christine Pedersen. 2016.

Lining the pieces up for a picture has a habit of making one of them stand out - like seeing a group photo where you only know one of the people. I’m not entirely sure how consciously that happens, but it definitely adds to the fascination of taking the pictures, and it’s part of getting to know the characters before I have to say goodbye.

This group of vases are small and medium sized, and will hopefully be joining their friends at Bluerock Gallery in April.

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