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Gillian Hodes, ceramic artist

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Gillian in the studio

Image: David Hodes

I use porcelain clay to sculpt light and shadow. Porcelain clay becomes translucent, almost transparent when it is fired in a kiln. Light is able to glow through it. I try to harness this translucency - an attempt to hold light.

Everything I make is nature-inspired. The form is fluid, whether it is the movement of grasses in a breeze, or seaweed in water. Yet the material I work with is hard and brittle. So I'm working with opposites: light and shadow, fluidity and rigidity, creating calm pieces that invite contemplation and reflection.


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