Joe Christensen

Clay and paint are magical and seductive materials for me. The nature of clay is to bring to life any form that one can imagine and skill will allow for. The fluid nature of turning a pot on the wheel brings the mind to the still point that seems to be so lacking in life. Time seems to flow away. In turning a pot I desire both scale that has a human quality and a certain ‘ rightness’ of form. When a pot is glazed and goes into the kiln one can only hope for the fire to bring its power to transform the raw earth materials into something timeless - to capture the moment it was created on the wheel. The best pots look all directions in time.