10 Questions to the Artist: Cyndi Casemier

It has been such a busy Holiday season.  If you visit my gallery on a regular basis, you know that artist’s work is moved around to different locations on a fairly frequent basis.  For the first time, I moved my clay work into our exhibit space.

C2C ceramics

So, to be fair to my other artists, I am answering our “10 Questions to the Artists”.
Here are my answers to our 10 Questions:
What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?
I love texture and movement.  I love walking the beach, anywhere.  Seeing the patterns wind and water caused in the sand.  I love to find a shell, a rock that has washed up or driftwood.  Trees and their bark.
Do you have an influence or theme that guides your work?
Anything with texture.  Asian aesthetics.  Several of the great ceramic artists.

teabowl

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I wish I had considered architecture when I was young.

C2C house and teabowl

What profession would you not like to do?
Anything to do with science.
Who are your favorite artists?
Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Leonardo Da Vinci, Tammy Garcia, Karen Karnes, Curtis Benzle, Ruth Duckworth, Hamada, Michael Cardew, Robin Hopper, Judi Dyelle, Lucie Rie.
What is your favorite tool used to create your work?
My hands
What is your favorite word?
Yes
What is your least favorite word?
Can’t
Who is your favorite musician?
Eric Clapton, Elejandro Escovedo
How much formal education have you received? Related to your craft.
None.  I have taken individual ceramic courses throughout North America and in Europe.
 

Ruth DuckworthCBS film about Ruth Duckworth

I have always loved Ruth Duckworth’s sculptural work.  It’s where I would love to see my clay work evolve.  She was still making clay work at 87 years of age.  I hope I live that long.