Lauren Nauman

My work explores the boundaries within clay through experimental processes. I start with the industrial method of plaster molds and slip-casting; however, I don’t always use these in traditional ways. With my current project Lines, an additive method is used to create pieces with minimal amounts of clay. The suggestions of vessels start out as straight cages of wet clay and through the power of the kilns heat and the pyroplasticity of the clay, they move like fabric to evolve into a wire-like sculpture that still holds the materiality of porcelain.