I’m a ceramic artist interested in the fluidity of things. The way glaze becomes clay, the way clay becomes glaze, the way glaze becomes glass. The way the clay body dances as it sags, bound by gravity, then as it fires, as it binds with the glaze. The line between glaze and clay is a blurry one, if we decide that it exists.
This project comes from the experience of shifting. Change comes to us through our bodies – some of it, powerfully, through our agency, and some of it is a result of being exposed to the elements, repeated strain, work. Clay’s ability to suffer under gravity mirrors ours. I conduct change as the poorly coiled object sags, as wetter layers bind with the leather hard, as layers of glaze melt into each other.
I see ceramics as a lesson of decision making. There is no end to refirings – the material
draws its own boundaries, but they are soft and to be played with. In that play there is space for joy and making a home.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or @iryskluska on Instagram.