Q&A with Michelle & Catherine - enjoy!
Why do you do what you do?
Michelle: Because I love it. I find the process of making ceramics calming, endlessly interesting, and unbelievably fun. I also enjoy having the opportunity to make things that people bring into their homes and their lives. We live in a world with fewer and fewer handmade objects, and the connection people develop with the work is quite inspiring to me.
Catherine: I approach each project as an experiment (or series of experiments). I am curious about materials, techniques, chemistry, and of course aesthetic results and viewer response.
How do you work?
Michelle: I usually work in series, honing an idea or a form by making it many, many, many times. I started making narrow bottles with long necks in 2009. It’s still the form I make most frequently. I keep saying once I make the perfect bottle, I’ll move on.
Catherine: Prolifically, efficiently, a bit chaotic.Read More