tanya mccallin

Holding Space:


A void is a powerful notion, the held space that is contained within the hollow volume of a form.


My work is thrown and sometimes hand finished using the vessel as a way to express a quality of strong, quiet permanence.  There is an energy and vitality in the upward thrust of work made on the wheel that calms with the slower pace of coiling.


Their forms are simple, elemental and essentially abstract, using porcelain, stoneware and earthenware bodies.  Some are open bowl forms, others are tall, thrown and assembled cylinders.


I am interested in the edges of pots, their form, structure and surface, but also in their group dynamics; in their relationship to each other and the architectural spaces they inhabit.

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