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Jane Hendley Pottery

Jane Hendley Pottery
Richmond VA 23218
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My work in clay is clearly focused on interplay between form and texture. I use the empty and virgin vessel as a starting point and then manipulate the surface to enhance or create compelling tension. I have always found a precarious and grotesque beauty in the evolutionary armor that is present in nature (including man).Often I take the inspiration offered and my forms have an obvious and natural kinship with those in the natural world, the barnacled creatures of the sea, flora and fauna with tentacles, spikes, scabs, weathered and beaten skins, and other armor. The protections that evolve as a result of the overlapping of experiences have developed in my mind as "crusts". In some of my work, these "crusts" appear on an exterior surface. Other work suggests an interior "crust", organ-like forms bloating and blistering beneath a more pristine exterior. When making a vessel, I treat it as a character with its own idiosyncrasies. Some forms have impossibly craning necks and absurdly small openings, suggesting an interior without revealing it.

Jane Hendley's work is made in Richmond, Virginia.
Buy local, American made, Virginia made, Richmond made, handmade, pottery, bowls

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Date added: 19.10.2009  
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