Thanksgiving weekend I visited the Marlin Orchard Pottery Show in Cornwall, the return of an annual show after the interference of COVID. It was a revelation!
The show is always interesting, with a good assortment of ceramicists. But this year the colours and forms were eye-popping. And inspiring. Seeing their work move from comfortable to extraordinary –juxtaposing shapes and colours–set me on fire.
Following six months of painter’s block, odd shapes and colours came together for me in a small triptych on cradled panel. What crawled out of that dark time I call . . . Primordial Oohs.