This clip was excerpted from Gesture and Form: Throwing and Handbuilding, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop! Activate your work with gestural marks from simple tools by Nick Joerling Nick Joerling likes to make pots that are “active in the mind and imagination.” He achieves this goal by making... Read More »
Nick Joerling, " My pot reference is most often you and I, our bodies. It's where my cues come from: dance, people seated on a park bench, the cleavage that forms on the inside of a bent elbow. But I want to stay in the pot's world--- if the reference is too literal the pots seem deflated. In my studio what I hope for are pots that have qualities of sensuality, compassion, humor, and risk.