"For me, the power of sculpture is evident the instant I see it. I feel a connection with it long before I might be able to touch it. We live in a three dimensional world; light, shadow and bifocal vision tell us that something is big, heavy and real."
"When you have doubts, find self-acceptance, and keep going."
Urban life creates a lack of tactile pleasure...We tend to spend too much time in our heads, which makes us imbalanced in our psyche.
"It is actually quite a responsibility to create something that cannot be undone."
~Jennifer McCurdy, ceramic artist
"A particular resonance comes from the voices of the beloved dead, who shared these memories with me. Yet, though my work is largely elegiac, it also celebrates and honors the living community."
~Susannah Israel, clay artist, winner of the prestigious Fletcher Challenge Premier Award
"I was a little surprised to hear so many people express that they perceive my pieces as being intentionally disturbing. Wanting to explore the workings of the unconscious tends to make people feel uncomfortable. They imagine death...I like to think of insects caught in amber."