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Camille Hoffman

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As clay revolves in my hands and my mind– becoming a vase, bowl or whatever shape my hands give to it and it gives to itSELF– I feel an intense bonding experience. The act of centering the clay is so in sync with nature and the Earth. I feel totally at one.

Every ceramic piece I create is a manifestation of its own deep Nature, a merging of the elements Earth, Water, Air, and Fire. Some of my bowls are covered on the outer side with assorted locally found clays that I've dug up and processed into shimmering slips. These clays have an incredible earthy, appearance. For contrast, I use glazes on the inside of the bowl to reflect the celestial galaxies. The glazes always surprise me with their seemingly endless range of color and depth, much like the endless nature of the Universe.