We take risks often as artist, whether we are switching to a new color pallet, using a new glaze, or shipping a piece to a show. It’s imperative to our evolution as makers. My current body of work entails many risks from start to finish. The most prominent being how thick and heavy the works are. If you know ceramics then you know clay doesn’t usually like to be thick. There is a high risk of cracks appearing during drying, and possible explosions during the multiple firing process. This is part of why I enjoy making it so much. The possibility of something going wrong keeps me engaged and connected to the work. I’m always trying to push the limit in some way in my studio. Often it leads to failure, but that can be great if you pay attention and learn from it! Stay risky my friends!

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