Last night we were talking about guns and wars and the demise of our race. The conversation ran the gamut between should citizens be allowed to have guns in the United States. What should our rights be? Are people more violent now than in the past? Safe places to travel abroad. Let’s agree to disagree.
What does this have to do with pottery, artists, art, and C2C?
I believe that by helping people find handmade artwork and crafts, it humanizes their existence and brings pleasure to their daily lives.
Handmade mugs, bowls, lamps, jewelry and more can immediately remind us of a trip that we enjoyed or what we learned about the person who made it. In many potter’s homes, you find that they are surrounded by art. They eat off of their own handmade plates and bowls or a potter’s work that they admire. It is an adventure each time you visit a potter’s home. You are able to touch, pick up, and really look at the pottery that they fell in love with sometime in their past.
For many years, Cory McCrory was a functional potter throwing on the potter’s wheel to make her wares. I learned from one of her friends that she has vivid dreams. Several years ago, Cory was introduced to paper clay and she had an “ah ha moment!” Paper clay allows the artist to create elaborate ceramic work more successfully than in the past. Cory incorporates her dreams into her clay vessels.
“welcome to my world
still trying to fiqure it all out.
each piece is made entirely by hand.
no molds are used.” (from Cory’s website)
Two of Cory’s goals are to bring a smile to someone’s face and to brighten their world. I think she accomplishes these goals quite well. Stop in the gallery to see her current work and take a piece home, or several pieces, to brighten a corner of your world. You can also purchase her work online .
“Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.” (Ansel Adams http://www.art-quotes.com/)