Steve Hilton

Untitled Teapot #1038.jpg

Untitled Teapot #1038 (2020)

Stoneware

9 inches x 7.5 inches x 8 inches

As a geologist and a clay artist, I have developed an appreciation for the anomalies in the many forms of life, clay, rock, and soil covering the Earth. I am intrigued by the way the Earth’s surface is changed by both erosional and depositional means. 

I am currently thinking about these iterations as I work. Since these fragmented shapes are repeatedly subdivided into parts, each a copy of the whole, I'm compelled to continue to use self-similarity and texture which allows me to interpret nature for the viewer and myself: with both of us seeing the world differently after viewing my work.

 

Because of social and environmental concerns, I am committed to not firing any of my ephemeral work.