I started making pots in the late eighties and found that the most intriguing part of it all was the physicality. Especially throwing pots on the wheel, where brute force isn't enough, there must also be the ability to pull back and apply a bit of finesse.
Over the years I've explored numerous techniques, cultivated wild clay, experimented with glaze chemistry and delved into alternative firing practices. For me, clay has endless possibilities and is an ever-evolving exploration of ideas and creativity.
My current work focuses on tactile experiences. With a focus on the balance (or imbalance) of raw and glazed clay, I strive to achieve a rich and interesting experience for the handler. After years of wheel work, I find myself gravitating towards hand building, or altering very basic wheel thrown forms. This allows for a slower, more focused process giving me ample time to consider how the piece will feel once it is fired. All pieces, regardless of function or finish, are meant to be picked up,
Because, like people, with love and attention the pieces will continue to evolve.
- kimberly muller