Smith works intuitively in clay. Her open forms gently hold space. Fluid glazes break over carved surfaces, referencing pooling, freezing and thawing. Her palate runs cool with slight touches of warmth. She generously exposes the porcelain body.
Figurative cups are composites made up of two dimensional drawings, three dimensional forms and implied space.
both Artist and Mother
Kate Fisher began a project in 2013 titled: Both Artist and Mother. She surveyed, interviewed and documented a cross section of ceramic artists who are also mothers. In an effort to examine how children impact an artist's work, Kate asked questions about studio practice, time management, balance and aesthetics. Original interviews, as well as Artist/Mom of the Month can be found at Both Artist and Mother.