I perceive clay’s potential as existing somewhere between a place of fragility and permanence. This dichotomy motivates me to scrape, incise, print, paint, drag and ultimately record tooled and handmade marks on a variety of functional and sculptural forms. In each piece I strive to combine illustration and texture with color, resulting in layers of imbedded information akin to collages, quilts or intaglio prints. Careful consideration of composition and controlled line quality is counterbalanced with the allowance of chance to keep the surface and forms fresh.

Shanna Fliegel Ceramics

Porcelain collages in-progress