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Energetic Continuum

Energetic Continuum

-Kaye Thomas Eichner

Since the early years of my ceramic career, I have been interested in exploring the idea of energy and its relationship to the human body. My work has developed into a study of the energy flowing out of my body and into the body of my clay, not only in form, but also in surface design. The movement of the form and the loose decoration maintain a dynamic energy that brings each piece alive. I feel as though the elements in conjunction with one another are an extension of the energy flowing from my body.

One element about ceramic work that I find most intriguing is the fact that clay holds memory. The memory that is held by the clay is very similar to that of the human conscience. The clay remembers what it has been, as does the human mind. I have chosen bottles to represent these elements because bottles are figurative in form, and yet beautiful and graceful like the flow of energy.

-Kaye Thomas Eichner