Both Hands Studio
ceramic art by lynn wilkes armstrong
My process borrows from varied skills.
I roll the clay into sheets like pastry.
Using printmaking methods I impress textures into the responsive surface of the smooth slabs.
Like a dressmaker I use paper templates to cut the pattern pieces that will fit together to make my forms.
Two dimensions are shaped and integrated into a volumetric vessel before allowing it to harden into a functional form. Fired in the kiln, and then fired again with a thin layer of glassy glaze to fulfill its use, the earth becomes art.
The clay is transformed.
Earth, water, air, and fire.
From my hand to yours...Both Hands Studio