Judi Tavill

Rumson, NJ

Coastal discoveries, woodland finds, and lush flora influence my creative process. Nature's designs and patterns establish a rich foundation for my studio practice. I feel drawn to clay as a medium because of its unique malleability which allows surface and structure to meld together in the creation of a piece. I begin by throwing stoneware clay on the pottery wheel or hand building a piece. I carve and then add white porcelain slip to the surface and proceed to smooth and texture through this skin by hand. After bisque firing, clear glaze is applied discriminately to the surface, creating a subtle glisten, reminiscent of a sea or rain splash as it emerges from the glaze firing.
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