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Beth Armour

My work explores the vessel as artistic form that transcend the functional use. I see them as forms that reflect space yet intimacy, interior and exterior harmony, and unique structural pieces of art. My vessels allow form to flourish without the use of highly decorative surface elements.

I am intrigued with the Japanese idea of beauty and strive to bring this quality of understated elegant simplicity to my work. I am drawn to surfaces that appear to become part of the piece.

A well-used African cooking pot or the surface of tarnished bronze or rusted metal embody the patina that speaks to a certain spiritual beauty only possible with time.

I work primarily with porcelain clay. I’m drawn to the smooth tactile quality of porcelain as well as the many challenges of working with porcelain clay and its demand for me to stay present and focused throughout the creative process.

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