Featuring Kip O'Krongly
How could you not fall for this sweet face while sipping your morning brew? The warmth of the earthenware clay pairs beautifully with the colored slips and gives a softness to the scene. We love the thoughtful use of brush strokes that is evident in all of O’Krongly’s pieces. She illustrates her work using a combination of techniques that include slip, terra sigillata, stencils and latex resist.
These darling cows aren’t just decoration but are meant to subtly present ideas related to food production, transportation and energy use. In her artist statement she says “Through the general comfort with and widespread understanding of the essence of hand formed pottery, I find an unassuming vehicle to present larger, sometimes unpleasant issues. And with a careful partnering of contemporary imagery with warm, inviting form this work serves as a reminder to slow down, reflect on and consider the interwoven nature of our lifestyle choices and the broader world around us.”
To see Kip O’Krongly’s work in person check out “Ware Wolves in Sheeps Clothing” that opened at Pewabic Pottery this past weekend. You can also learn more by visiting her personal website. She is also a member of Objective Clay.