fine ceramic art


Artist Statement

My ceramic creations are Raku fired vessels with cut outs and rings. They are vase forms, first thrown on the potter's wheel and then hand manipulated. I embellish the vessels with special cut out designs like curving lines, Hebrew letters, or symbols. Most of my pieces are also adorned with one or more ceramic rings, which represent my interconnection to the piece, as well as acting as a signature. The ring, along with the cut out draws you into to interact with the vessel. I finish the surface with dynamic glazes, like copper luster or white crackle. The nature of the Raku firing process is unpredictable, so I never know where the cracks will happen or if the luster will dazzle. The art of Raku is letting go and allowing the piece to come into its own.

Becca Licha