Jerry Bennett

Paper Clay: Exploring form, texture, and light as it applies to translucent forms is the current direction of my work. I am working with porcelain, the best I can make using fine European porcelain as my inspiration. I then fire the finished work to cone 13, nearly 2,700ºF. I form each piece either by printing texture onto the surface of the clay or by paining underglazes on the surface for color. I then fold the cut-out clay slab to obtain the shape desired. I strive to find movement and especially “attitude” in my work. Although there are traditional aspects of my work, I do produce functional pottery, the true intent is to produce pottery that is fun, relaxed, and contemporary. I produce all of the work in my studio without apprentices or employees.