From Earth to Wheel: Diana Kersey

27 Oct

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.

Untitled by Diana Kersey

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.

Untitled by Diana Kersey

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.

Untitled by Diana Kersey

Pierced Fish Pot by Diana Kersey

Please check out Diana’s website for more images of her work.  If you’re in San Antonio, you can see her work on the Millrace & Mullberry Bridges!

Featured image is Bird Jar ( detail ).  All images are courtesy of the artist’s website.

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