Pottery is one of my favorite sculptural mediums. Now, I’ve never personally done anything beyond elementary school-level pottery, but I have a deep appreciation for beautiful earthen forms. Sculptor Diana Kersey’s vessels are a wonderful modern homage to folk-art pottery from around the world.
Her basic forms are classical in shape, but her use of organic surface forms, such as the fish on the piece above, add a modern, whimsical quality to her work.
And her use of repetition recalls ancient Greek pottery, but the texture and high-relief reminds us that this work is completely contemporary. Her rich, warm glazes create really stunning silhouettes.
Featured image is Bird Jar ( detail ). All images are courtesy of the artist’s website.