Mugshot Monday with Emily Schroeder Willis
This week fall is in the air, and we wish this mug was in hand... full of something hot and steamy. In anticipation of our upcoming hands-on workshop with Emily Schroeder Willis next weekend, we have been stalking her work online and geeking out over each subtly dimpled piece we stumble upon. We found this lovely mug while perusing Emily's gracefully looping vases, with their cathedral-like architecture.
Emily Schroeder Willis has developed a unique body of hand-built pinched work, with strong yet soft contemporary patterns and colors.
From the artist statement on her website, Emily says, " Each pot I create shifts into form through pinching and darting the surface of the clay. My fingertips guide the shape of the vessel, creating lines, giving rise to the visual landscape of my work. Through this slow and intimate process of pinching, I create a different type of relationship between the viewer and object. My fingerprints act as a brush stroke on the surface of the clay, each pinch making a formal impression of the hand that created it. Simplicity and the mark of the hand are important to my work, which steps back to a time where work isn't about production, but rather the touch of a fingertip."
Visit Emily Schroeder Willis' website to view more of her work, read about recent workshops she has taught, and see her artist bio and statement. emilyschroeder.com