Mary Ann Burk
“Elements in nature are a constant source of inspiration for my work. As a potter, I am continually fascinated by the ever-changing patterns and textures in the natural world. I strive to create forms which echo the subtle details found in nature. My stoneware forms are hand thrown or hand built, carved, torn and paddled as if to mimic the effects of sun, water and wind. The crackle glazes are used to reflect the gnarled imperfections and beauty of weathered wood.
I use a repertoire of colors in my porcelain work. The glazes are reminiscent of the sea or of the opalescence of shells, mosses and lichen. My hope is that when one uses my work it reminds them of the ever-changing details and simplicity of nature’s beauty.”
Studio number 22