ANITA WALLING | Clay
Combining the most ancient of clay techniques, pinching, with the refinement of porcelain I create clay objects that hold an energy of aliveness, compassion and possibility.
Common threads in my art throughout my life have been:
- Expressing my connection with nature
- Setting something in motion to see what emerges (planting seeds, putting yarn in a dye bath, holding a ball of clay)
- Working directly with my hands with a minimum of tools
- Love of color and the spark created by the interaction of colors
- Being transported to the present moment by the process of creating
Each piece I create is completely individual. To form the vessel I use the pinching technique that I love for its directness and naturalistic, earthy quality. After much experimentation I found my “voice” using porcelain clay for its refinement. I find it the perfect medium for conveying my personal style and aesthetic which combines the organic and rustic with a delicacy and elegance.
Creating these pieces brings me great joy, a sense of who I am and a feeling of participating with the beauty of nature around me