Kate Tremel

Ann Arbor, MI

My porcelain pieces are made using a pre-Colombian technique that I learned as an anthropology student in Peru. Beginning with a leather hard form, I slowly thin and give the clay volume by beating the exterior with a wooden paddle against a round stone held on the inside of the pot. In the pierced series, I cut holes with a tapered tool and then go back with an exacto knife to shape them individually when the porcelain is nearly dry.
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