Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Narrative Vessel

Occasionally, a narrative vessel will find it's way into my clay work. The function of the vessel on the table humbly steps aside to make way for a comment on the function of the psyche. This is one of those occasions.

The form represents the mountains we all climb in life. The smooth indentation represents the caves we all take refuge in from time to time. On this form the spout and handle suggest the social niceties we all engage in although the spout on this form does not have a hole for the tea to flow so the cup can never be filled. The object is thrown, hand built and paddled. Air inside the vessel is used to steady the shape while the pliable clay is paddled and pushed. My hope is that you can enjoy the story as the object talks back.

Theresa Yondo
Concept to Creation

1 comment:

michellemusk said...

I love this piece. What a beautiful expression of life.