Making, Material, Orientation

By Kathy Kranias

Kathy Kranias in studio, photo credit: Marina Dempster

I am a contemporary artist who makes clay sculptures with my hands without the use of a pottery wheel. As a handbuilder, my specific practice results in forms that express the gestures and asymmetry of the human body, and the condition of the human being as she moves and experiences the world. What is central in my practice with clay is how the forms emerge while I am making. What remains unchanged is that human intimacy and attachments are central to my process. I orient myself towards these things because they are what matter most to me. In this way my process sustains my spirit and I express my identity as a feminist artist.

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